Tag Archives: china

Russia and US at war, Cyberwar. Or More.

1 a….and a proxy in Syria… .

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkey-warns-of-global-war-between-us-and-russia-unless-syria-conflict-resolved-a7358691.html

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-10-12/obama-wont-admit-were-fighting-a-proxy-war-with-russia-in-syria

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cia-prepping-possible-cyber-strike-against-russia-n666636

http://abcnews.go.com/International/ways-russia-telling-people-prepare-war/story?id=42800992

Not the first time, but interesting.  The US public play’s pokemon and dither around with a Hillary or Trump presidency, and Russians are actually preparing for war with the West:

Russia holds massive nuclear war exercise involving 40MILLION people as military tensions rise with US

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I understand little of it, but its pretty interesting:

http://map.ipviking.com/

http://weaselzippers.us/198823-huge-cyber-attack-on-u-s-from-china-watch-live-now/

Kapersky has an equally fascinating program:

http://cybermap.kaspersky.com/

 

(Image/ Norse, IPViking Live)

h/t – http://itdontmakesense.blogspot.com/

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Report: China set to provide Iran with fighter jets in $1 billion deal.

040915_IranNukeIsrael_COLORI liked Carly Fiorina’s debate statement from last week:

From the Blaze.com:

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said during Thursday’s debate that she would make two phone calls on her first day as president.

“On day one in the Oval Office I will make two phone calls. The first one would be to my friend Bibi Netanyahu to assure him we will stand with the state of Israel,” she said.

“The second will be to the supreme leader of Iran. He might not take my phone call. But he would get my message. And the message is this: Until you open every nuclear facility and every military facility to full, open, anytime, anywhere inspections — for real — we are going to make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around the global financial system,” she continued.

J-10a_zhasIran just made a deal to get some Chinese J-10‘s.  That aircraft could carry a nuke.  Among other things.  Iran also made an order for aerial re-fueling aircraft from the Russians.

Obama’s made a big, big mistake.  One that cannot, imho, be undone.

USS Harnett County (LST-821) the China Sea Conflict, and the “Nine Dash Line.”

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The Harnett, during its heyday. Image: Wikipedia.

800px-UH-1E_HAL-4_LST-821_Oct1967China’s “kill chain:” China’s bid to control and project power in the China Sea, in the Spratley and Paracel Islands, and other countries competing interests in that area.  It has generated some news lately.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/28/politics/china-ashton-carter-south-china-sea-islands/index.html

Not something that the Most Common Denominator in the US would pay attention to.  But perhaps a flashpoint for future conflict.

The USS Harnett County was a landing-craft in WW2, given to Vietnam, and then ended up with the Phillipines.  When it was then run aground to serve as an outpost in the highly-contested Spratley Islands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8701/index.html

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?43669-Lst-821

The Harnett today, aka the Sierra Madre, stuck on a reef by the Philippine Navy in its dispute with China. Wonder if those old guns work.

China has made claims to the islands, despite the fact that its really not anywhere near their own maritime boarders.

In any event, China’s goals are to establish static “aircraft-carriers” in that area, to allow them to project power, make claims on natural resources, and counter any threat from US Carrier groups.  Word is, the latter would last just about as long as the former if any major conflict breaks out.

And apparently, if China seeks to tow the Harnett County off the reef its grounded on, we’re obligated to intervene.  How nice.

And made possible by the current administration.

More:

http://chinhdangvu.blogspot.com/2014/09/chinas-island-factory.html

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/specials/sierra-madre

https://johnib.wordpress.com/tag/truong-sa/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8701/index.html

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/101328/whats-inside-brp-sierra-madre

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/101522/govt-braces-for-backlash-in-legal-moves-to-protect-ph-territory-palace

Misc Gun Link Dump….

Surprise, FPS Russia is not Russian.  I knew that all along.  Seriously.  Serious!;

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/08/26/fps-russia-breaks-4th-wall/

This guy shoots and has no hands;

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/08/26/hunter-nubbs-cayll-handed-shooter/

Sons of Guns.  Is that show still on?;

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/08/foghorn/breaking-sons-guns-satr-arrested-alleged-rape-12-year-old/

Shooting with both eyes open; 

http://blog.beretta.com/Shooting-Tips-Accuracy

And finally, the Chinese invented toilet paper.  Good to know;

http://survivalblog.com/

And yes, by popular demand, we have raft-cat;

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