Monday, February 20, 2017

Cobra 55.

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We have an item as reported from only today that appears to have the potentiality to be big!! Very BIG perhaps!!

1. "Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark"

A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release.

 THE BARENTS OBSERVER A NORWEGIAN MEDIA OUTLET!! THE VERY FAR NORTH!

2. "Tracking over the UK, US Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion ‘sniffer’ 62-3582 COBRA55"

"On Feb. 17, 2017, U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion 'sniffer,' serial number 62-3582, using radio callsign 'Cobra 55' deployed to RAF Mildenhall, UK".

A "sniffer" aircraft the purpose of which is to detect and capture nuclear fallout. From what source in this case exactly as of this moment is not known!!

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USAAC/USAAF.

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As extracted from an Internet web site some most pertinent and very troubling statistics regarding U.S. combat aviation during the Second World War [WW2].

"Horrific WWII Statistics".

"Absolutely amazing (American) World War 2 statistics and photos.  I have always known that aircrew had the highest fatality rate but the loss rate (and cost of war) detailed below is absolutely horrific"

"If you live for facts and statistics, this is just for you."..

1. "Almost 1,000  Army planes disappeared en route from the US to foreign locations.  But an  eye-watering 43,581 aircraft were lost overseas including 22,948 on combat missions (18,418 against the Western Axis) and 20,633 attributed to non-combat  causes overseas".

ALMOST AS MANY WARPLANES LOST TO "NON-COMBAT CAUSES" AS LOST TO ENEMY ACTION!!

2. "In WWII flying safety took a back seat to combat.  The AAF's [Army Air Force] worst accident rate was recorded by the A-36 Invader version of the P-51: a staggering 274 accidents  per 100,000 flying hours". 

"Next worst were the P-39 at 245, the  P-40 at 188, and the P-38 at 139.  All were Allison powered."

A-36 the ground attack version of the P-51.

AND WHAT WAS THERE ABOUT THE ALLISON ENGINE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE HIGH ACCIDENT RATE?

The distinguished German combat pilot of the era Steinhoff having rated the P-51 as the BEST fighter plane of the war!! The ground attack version not so good?

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Gladio ISIL.

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Gladio Islamic State style??

Additionally as extracted from the Patrick Cockburn article seen at the Ron Unz Internet web site.

"Mosul Set to be Completely 'Destroyed' in Battle to Free It from Isis"

MOSUL IF AND WHEN CAPTURED BY THE MILITARY OF THE IRAQI NATIONAL ARMY PACIFICATION OF THE CITY WILL REMAIN A PROBLEM FOR ANY TIME INTO THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE?

The villains of ISIL with a lot of forethought having evidently organized "stay-behind" units. This is the ISIL version of NATO Gladio?

"In a stay-behind operation, a country places secret operatives or organizations in its own territory, for use in the event that an enemy occupy that territory. If this occurs, the operatives would then form the basis of a resistance movement or act as spies from behind enemy lines."

"Mr Zebari [Hoshyar Zebari], who originally comes from Mosul, describes the present situation in the city as 'horrible' and 'a shambles', even in those parts of it that Iraqi government forces have captured, though not fully occupied and secured. 'There are Isis ‘sleeper cells’ with maybe 16 to 24 men in each district which come out of hiding and kill people who are cooperating with the government,' he [Hoshyar Zebari] says. 'They target restaurants which have reopened and serve soldiers.'”

For an organization originally described by President Obama as the junior varsity [JV] ISIL has a remarkable degree of sophistication. Gives regrettably so a lot of thought not only to the NOW but to the FUTURE!

See previous blog entries the topic of which was "stay-behind" units and the organization of same:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/washtub.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/auxiliary-units.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/absalon.html

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Hubbard.

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"a 'much-decorated war hero who commanded a corvette and during hostilities was crippled and wounded.' According to Scientology publications, he served as a 'Commodore of Corvette squadrons' in 'all five theaters of World War II' and was awarded 'twenty-one medals and palms' for his service. He was 'severely wounded and was taken crippled and blinded' to a military hospital, where he 'worked his way back to fitness, strength and full perception in less than two years, using only what he knew and could determine about Man and his relationship to the universe'"

So it is alleged was the war record of L. Ron Hubbard. One of the most prolific authors in the English language, his service during World War Two [WW2] as thought by some to be excessively embellished!.

Thanks to the tip and the article as seen at isegoria.net.

Without question L. Ron Hubbard having seen military service during the Second World War [WW2]. This much is clear. As being a distinguished naval officer this much is not clear. Hubbard it is known DID command two naval vessels [a patrol boat and a sub chaser] during the conflict. Did not actually [?] see combat action during the war and twice was relieved of command. THE MENTAL STABILITY AND UNSUITABILITY OF HUBBARD IN A COMMAND ROLE QUESTIONED!


Patrol boat of the type as commanded during WW2 by L. Ron Hubbard.


Sub-chaser of the type as commanded by L. Ron Hubbard during WW2.

The religion of Scientology and the concept of dianetics intrinsically connected to the war record of L. Ron Hubbard? At lease some make the connection and in a manner unfavorable to L. Ron.

Commander, heal thyself?

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Ashdown.

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“It is unsustainable and unacceptable to have a policy of drowning refugees when we should be attacking the smugglers." . . . “There may also be a case for using special forces of interdiction to destroy the boats before they leave port.”

As was reported in a recent Internet article dated 2015:

"Lord Ashdown: destroy migrant smugglers' boats before they leave port"

"Former Lib Dem leader claims there is a case for using special forces to destroy migrant vessels before they leave port"

"Lord Ashdown has called for a fresh strategy to target networks of people smugglers in north Africa, including the possible use of armed force to destroy boats before they can ferry desperate migrants across the Mediterranean."

Lord Ashdown having seen military service in his younger years, as a Royal Marine!!

Greatly reduce the smuggling of human being across the Mediterranean with direct military action. Do not wait for the smuggler ships to leave port and then intercept them. Destroy the vessels while docked at port!!

As it was over three-hundred and fifty years ago so should it be now? That is the question? There is precedent!!

From a  BBC History magazine article:  "When Britons were slaves in Africa" by Professor Adam Nichols.

 "In 1665, a British naval force set fire to the corsair fleet in the harbor at Tunis and then attacked Algiers and liberated British captives there. In 1671, a British force burned the Algerian fleet anchored at Bougie, and in 1676 another destroyed the corsair fleet in the harbor at Tripoli."

HIT EM' WHERE THEY LIVE! SMUGGLING SHIPS OF THE MODERN DAY BARBARY PIRATES SENT TO THE BOTTOM WHILE DOCKED AND IN PORT. THAT WILL STOP THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Anyone else got a better idea?

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Golden.

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More on body count, the Islamic State, their fighting units, etc.

An items of interest as extracted from the Patrick Cockburn article as seen at the Ron Unz Internet web site.

"Mosul Set to be Completely 'Destroyed' in Battle to Free It from Isis"

 Four full months now the battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul has continued. The combatants of the Islamic State much more resilient and resourceful than anyone had thought possible. Ruthless too. Their tactics seem to work. Those of the Iraqi army not so successful?.

SUCCESS AS REPORTED, BODY COUNT OF ISIL FIGHTERS MUCH EXAGGERATED?

"US reports say that some units of the Golden Division, which is a sort of highly trained army within the army [Iraqi], had suffered up to 50 per cent losses. He [Hoshyar Zebari] discounts official Iraqi claims that 16,000 Isis fighters had been killed, saying that the real figure was probably between 1,500 and 2,000 Isis dead out of a total of 6,000 in Mosul. He [Hoshyar Zebari] thought that they [ISIL] had brought in reinforcements and there were probably 4,000 Isis fighters left who would defend west Mosul, which is home to about 750,000 people"

AS WAS FEARED MOSUL HAS BECOME A CARVE-UP AND MUCH TO THE DISADVANTAGE OF THE IRAQI NATIONAL ARMY?

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Competence.

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Also from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter. Once more the combatants of the Islamic State [ISIL] proving to be rough customers. Turkish regular forces having a hard go.

"Erdogan: Turkish forces reach center of ISIS-held Al-Bab"

12 February.  

"Military sources tracking the months' old Turkish offensive to capture the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab from ISIS occupation affirm that their troops have reached the town's outskirts - not yet the center, as President Tayyip Erdogan claimed Sunday. Ankara puts out periodic reports of battle successes against the Islamic State's last stronghold in the Aleppo region . . . Turkey's failure to overcome the jihadists in nearly three months of fighting raises questions about its army's professional competence - especially after the failed military coup eight months ago and subsequent purge of generals."

According to DEBKAfile the center of Al-Bab NOT having been reached. Turkish troops on the outskirts of the city but not to the center.

SO MANY TURKISH HIGH RANKING ARMY COMMANDERS ARRESTED OR DISMISSED RECENTLY THE COMMAND STRUCTURE OF THE TURKISH MILITARY NOW QUESTIONABLE?

And of this situation Mustafa Kemal would say?

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