Saturday, March 13, 2021

RUMORS OF WAR

I see Vox Day is talking about future war between Ukraine and Russia's current satraps and buffer states. He doesn't think it will end well for the Ukraine and suggests that morons at every level in our State Department, White House, and Pentagon will probably trip over themselves to align the United States with Ukraine and perhaps do what Britain did so fantastically stupidly in 1939 when it declared war as Germany and the USSR invaded Poland. Oddly, they didn't declare war on Stalin. Perhaps they didn't notice all the Russians out there exterminating the Polish officer corps.

My concern if for the US. Watching the Azeri missile armed drones slaughter Armenians troops in the open, in their bunkers and in their transports was an eye opener for me for just how effective Russian missiles and targeting are now. They are instantly lethal in a permissive air environment and Ukraine has no hope of shutting them down or even interfering with them and we're not even talking about Anti-Radiation Missiles which will probably destroy all functioning radar within a hundred miles of the border.

The anti-ship missiles Russians demonstrated against land targets in Syria were launched from submarines in the Med and from tiny warships in the Caspian Sea. They hit their targets.

When I was in the USN we had a little saying that was never proven wrong in 29 years of service, "work it may, shine it must." If you have taken note recently of the material condition of our Navy hulls you won't find anything that isn't covered with running rust and splotches. It makes me suspect that the Aegis doesn't work, the missiles don't spin up and the guns won't fire. Crashing our best ships into merchant ships due to pure incompetence of everyone on board doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about confronting the Russians and there is no way in Hell Ukraine will survive the experience if the Russians notice them attacking Russia or its immediate allies/buffer states.

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  1. I recently saw a photo of a BURKE coming home, that was in appalling shape. The Boston must have died while the ship was at sea. I wonder how bad her combat capabilities were.

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    1. It is claimed that the ship was underway for 210 days or something like that. I have to wonder about the idiocy of such a thing because who would do that? Why? OK, the virus scared the navy away but we used to anchor out at the Bahrain Bell or even in Sitrah for weeks at a time and there was no hull maintenance that could not or was not done at anchor. Has something changed and we no longer anchor ships for lengthy periods?

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    2. Maybe it isn't considered as important as Social Justice?

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    1. I've a cousin who is a senior chief on an assault ship. tells me they contract hull maint and chipping as it is considered some kind of eco unfriendly thing now. says the pinheads want a drydock to chip paint now so paint doesn't hit the water. being air force, I under corrosion never sleeps. so tell me, what planet is this???

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  3. " Azeri missile armed drones slaughter Armenians troops in the open, in their bunkers and in their transports was an eye opener for me for just how effective Russian missiles and targeting are now."

    I believe those drones and missiles systems were made by the Turks, not the Russians. The Russian anti air systems did not seem to help the Armenian troops, but that might just be poor training and/or maintenance. Whatever happened, it shows how lethal the modern battlefield can be. The Turks were helping the Muslims and the Russians were "sort of helping" the Armenians.

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