Monday, December 31, 2018

You Can Read Me Now In US Naval Institute Blog.

Russian Navy, Mission Found?

You may read my new piece on some doctrine-technology issues in today's USNI Blog post. Link is below. 

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.

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

5. New piece on geopolitics and navalism.

The Russo-Chinese "Alliance" Revisited  

6. My new piece on Putin's speech came out today at Unz Review. 

The Implications of Russia's New Weapon Systems

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dirt Under The Feet Of Vagrants Is Cleaner Than Falsity Of Sweet Words.

She Breaks The Clock To Extend Her Life. Does this sound familiar? 

Milos Obilic And Kosovo......

Milos Obilic who is known to Russians since Soviet times (and earlier)--his picture killing him a Sultan in every Soviet history books for school. A holy Orthodox warrior--for a Cross. This is how it sounds today--Kosovo Polje, Kosovo is Serbia... Kipelov says so and it is true....

Friday, March 16, 2018

Is Luftwaffe Being Sensible?

A rather interesting development today. Remember a year ago I wrote about Luftwaffe this:

Evidently today Germany's Luftwaffe decided to show that it may not ask "how high" it must jump since Luftwaffe chief was dismissed over F-35 support:

It is an interesting development since Germany certainly wants to see her combat aircraft to come from much nearer neighborhood--namely Europe, and namely from Eurofighter Typhoon. The issue here is what will be the American arm-twisting (and it is coming) strategy in trying to promote the fighter plane which, to put it politely, is not known to be the best performer for the same (very roughly) price of Eurofighter, which makes F-35 look like a... not that impressive. The United States needs to sell F-35 badly to at least have some claim that if this aircraft is not really good, at least it is a commercial success--not the best metric in assessing combat capability, but at lest something to show for historically unprecedented amount of money poured into F-35. 
It will be very interesting to observe all this inter-NATO military-technological maneuvering against the background of now deafening anti-Russian hysteria since it may give some inkling of where this whole Cold War 2.0 will go. Germany, for all her troubles, sees herself as a Europe's kingpin, while US (and London) do not like this idea. Germany can succeed in realization of such vision only if... and here it comes--she resolves her energy issues. But 2019 and Power of Siberia is nearing its completion and there is already Chinese access to some very sensitive Russian industries. So, Germany has a lot of thinking to do about how she wants to arrange her road towards her aspirations and if it is possible at all. Just a small detail--Luftwaffe knows how to fly MiG-29s--I kid, I kid. Plus, there is always nervous France, I kid again.   

Meanwhile. This adorable and beautiful girl is... Theresa May. Man, time is cruel to all of us.

I also was very beautiful when I was young, LOL. Actually, once as a toddler I graced the front page of Baku's most important newspaper. I will post it at some point of time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This Is Exactly How It Happened. .

The title in Russian in the picture reads: This is exactly how it happened. Meanwhile many Russians are suggesting, with a snark, Grigory Rodchenkov to immediately get back to Russia to save his life. Something tells me that Rodchenkov by now may indeed begin to contemplate this move. After all FSB or GRU (wink, wink) somehow "dispose" of their former own spies, despite exchanging them with all that comes with the territory, in a very efficient and, what is most remarkable--very public manner. I am sure CIA and MI-6 have absolutely, like total zero, nothing to do with this sudden spike in mortality of those Russian turncoats (wink, wink).