Decade Of War
7 Sep 2011 10:31 am Courtney Messerschmidt
The last ten years has seen a semi unbound Great Satan – using her fire power, brain power, will power and staying power all across the globe in war.
Wars occur at unpredictable times, take unpredictable courses and have unexpected consequences.
Some wars are carefully planned, but even those wars rarely take place as expected. Think of the Germans in World War I, having planned the invasion of France for decades and with meticulous care. Nothing went as planned for either side, and the war did not take a course …
If 911 Never Happened…
6 Sep 2011 10:04 am Courtney Messerschmidt
“And it came to pass in the decade after 911, alternate response and historical revisonary visions did abound“
The events of 9/11 reverberated through many spheres of American life but nowhere more profoundly than in American policy toward the outside world.
We launched two wars, in Afghanistan and Iraq. We organized counterterrorism operations in far-flung places such as the Philippines and Yemen, changed the culture of our military and reoriented our foreign policy. We sharpened our focus on al-Qaida and its imitators. And we spent, according to one estimate, $3 trillion.
Wings Over Iraq Sunday Brunch
4 Sep 2011 12:59 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Hot gossip, intellectual rumors and more!
From the unscholarly part of Wings Over Iraq
Libya: Airpower, SOF and the NTC
1 Sep 2011 5:44 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Nick Prime gets his cherry popped over at das Elkus gruppen’s “Fear, Honor and Interest” (a group hug strategic website featuring sev cutting edge all stars) with a delish bit about Libyavention and future ‘ventions.
Wild Blue Yonder + De Oppresso Liber = Victory!
If such limited contributions of men and resources could achieve such a strategically decisive result here, well this must be the recipe for future conflicts. If so much can be accomplished with so little, well we wouldn’t need large combat brigades, we wouldn’t need to get bogged down …
Fall Weiß Tag
1 Sep 2011 10:26 am Courtney Messerschmidt
At dawn on September 1st, Luftwaffe struck at Polish airfields destroying most of the planes before they could get off the ground. With control of the skies assured wicked Wehrmacht began the systematic destruction of railroads and the few communications nodes. From the very outset the Poles mobilization plan was seriously compromised. Before the day ended, chaos reigned at Polish Army HQ.
The first phase of the campaign, fought on the frontiers was over by September 5th and the morning of the 7th found reconnaissance elements of Army Group South’s 10th …
“The Special Operations Forensic Tool Kit”
28 Aug 2011 6:22 am Craig Newmark
“The raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound yielded a treasure trove of intelligence material—computers, thumb drives and other media. Special operations forces routinely confiscate such material from raids as part of what’s known as “sensitive site exploitation.” In fact, teams are now equipped with state-of-the-art kits designed to collect any scrap of material and information from such raids, and PM discovered what’s in the tool kits special operations forces carry with them.”
26 Aug 2011 10:02 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Perhaps the most charming charm Great Satan has exhibited (aside from angling her body diplopolitaire’ to create other angles) is the killer cool heap of trashed out despots, dicts and autocrats she’s tossed on the junk heap since the new millennium broke unto us.
The guy with one eye (hot rumours whisper he’s a moped enthusiast) Mullah Omar, that S’Ddam cat, President General for Life Pervez, and now Colonel Khadaffy. Not counting cats in Pyramidland or the Tunisian Squeeze.
Let’s just cut right to it, shall we?
Libyarvention made a great deal …
Sino Mil Sec 2011 Report
25 Aug 2011 9:15 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Red China – the world’s largest autocracy of the old school Collectivist type gets all Congressfied with an especial annual pdfing Congressional Report bout Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.
Ton of hot deets, cool maps, missile stuff – you name it – the Sino Mil Sec thang be game it!
“Although China’s expanding military capabilities can facilitate cooperation in pursuit of shared objectives, they can also increase the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculation. Strengthening our military-to-military relationship is a critical part of our strategy to shape …
After Khadaffy Quickie
24 Aug 2011 9:00 am Courtney Messerschmidt
As the world’s longest ruling despotry crashes in a mini orgy of undisciplined rowdiness, firefights with searches for the Amazonian Guard and their “Lil Poppa” – it’s time to get real.
And that means (all together luv!)
Boots on the ground.
Libya’s especial weapon caches need to be captured, controlled or sweetly xformed into black blazing craters. Libya’s wmd stuff like blood, blister and assorted nasty agents need to be taken out of the country. Libya’s rocketry stuff needs to get the Peenemünde penchant.
Libya’s prison complex needs to be taken over and …
23 Aug 2011 10:10 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Tiny tiny Taiwan – a fun free choice little sister democrazy that hasn’t ever bothered anydobby
China’s lustful desires for Taiwan are a lot like THAT LOOK given by older cats who realize their dreamy dreams of snagging a precious little wikibit hottie – right off the vine – may forever remain unrequited.
President Hu’s ’5 No’s’ explain everything. Perfectly clear what will unleash this armada (DoD pdf China Military Power):
Formal declaration of independence or a military alliance by Taiwan with a foreign power
Foreign intervention in Taiwan’s internal affairs.
Delays in resumption of …
Revo Guards Rise
22 Aug 2011 11:08 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Sepāh-e Pāsdārān-e Enqelāb-e “Slāmi, bay bee!!
Perhaps the most charming ce je ne sais quoi about illegit despotries subtle, gross, horrid or benign is their magical ability to field praetorians. Throughout the manchile experience, the guardian guard of imperial imperators could perhaps best be scoped out as an uparmored posse of body guards sweetly functioning as political soldiers at the regime’s disposal.
Intended to be especial purpose troops for such duties as putting down counterrevolutions and strikes, conduct purges, and quell riots, praetorian guards are a regime’s actualizing enablers.
And in totally gay …
Low Intensity Deux!
20 Aug 2011 4:13 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Talk about psychic – the horrific terror attacks against Little Satan emanating from Aegypt’s Sinai prove way more than the myth of Writ of State – it also makes the case that Low Intensity conflict can get way more bigger and xform into High Intensity conflict.
An asymmetrical combined arms attack launched by the creepy sounding al-Naser Salah ad-Din Brigades (the self proclaimed Military Wing of the Popular Resistance Committee ) used commando type machine gunners as well as light arty – mortars in fact.
The world’s very first freely …
“Can somebody please fix this? Hello?”
20 Aug 2011 6:07 am Craig Newmark
“Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded“.
But after building more than 170 F-22 Raptors and a handful of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, not a single one is available for service. The Air Force currently has zero flyable stealth fighters. None.
The vaunted F-22 has been grounded with a possible faulty oxygen system since May. Production of the last few Raptors is even on hold, because the jets can’t fly from the factory.
Last week, test flights for the newer F-35 were suspended, too, because of a valve problem in the plane’s integrated power package. It’s the third time this year …
18 Aug 2011 6:22 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Collectivist China’s nat’l pride feel good sortee sexercise with Shi Lang aside, Great Satan’s Quad Def Review prophesied thatPeople’s Liberation Army Navy would focus without modesty or restraint on her twin dreams of area denial, securing needed resources and Taiwan:
First, China seeks to deny access by Great Satan and other naval powers to the Yellow, East China and South China Seas, dominating the natural resources and disputed island chains such as the Spratly and Senkaku Island chains giving PLAN the capacity to rehook upify Taiwan with the mainland by force and …
18 Aug 2011 8:58 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Strategic cul de sac?
As America withdraws troops from remote areas of Afghanistan like the Tangi, Korangar, and Pech Valleys, insurgents are flooding back in to wreak havoc, necessitating retaliatory raids, redeployments, and stiffening operations to kill insurgents and to protect local Afghan units and villagers, even though some of these Afghan units and villagers may on occasion be in league with insurgents. As the American withdrawal continues, the noose around the cul de sac will tighten, because fewer and fewer forces will be available to cope with the menace posed …
17 Aug 2011 3:10 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
As best understood – Sudan’s chief exports are refugees fleeing misery projection, genocide, slavery, intolerance and a super suck of a self imposed 7th century mindset.
Since seizing power in a coup d’etat eons past – Sudan’s Field Marshal President For Life Omar Bashir (the world’s only sitting Head of State indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity) has actually been a long time fan of tormenting his own ppl and since June 5th this year has amped up visiting violence within his Sovereignity Dodge proof borders with tons of:
GOP Electile Dysfunction
16 Aug 2011 2:47 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Debates and Straw poles!
As Primary party time approacheth, the recent confab of GOPeabodies sparked some serious reflective belt quizes about the seemingly inherent “Great Satan Come Home” meme.
As GsGf’s nat’l security legislative chief and Armed Services and Intelligence committee cat (oh! He got game bay bee!) shares - when it comes to a possible future 45 this electile cycle, 45 will
“… Execute military and foreign policy. The chief diplomat and commander-in-chief is neither legislator nor jurist. Following the example of America’s first president, he is to be “first …
15 Aug 2011 1:21 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Uniquely powerful – the only one of her kind!
Hegemonic unipolarity and the “Off Shore Balancing” act are facing off at the highest (almost) levels of Great Satan’s Academic and Actualizing apex.
As best understood, the Offshore Balancing fans are frightened that gap shrinking, global orderliness and reinforcing desired myriad nation state behavior will become more dangerous, more difficult and more expensive. Control of and over the internat’l system should shrivel as Great Satan radically redefined her interests to maintaining home turf integrity and maybe might sorta try to prevent a …
Presenting The U.S. Military’s New Fighter, the F-35 Lightning II
15 Aug 2011 11:41 am Warner Todd Huston
It has been a tough few decades for high-end military procurement, for sure. Promising projects, hardware, weapons systems, trains, planes, and automobiles — not to mention numerous boats — have been started, millions spent on them, only to be unceremoniously cancelled due to those pernicious political whirlwinds. Our nation has an aging military infrastructure and we are losing ground to other nations.
But one project looks to have weathered those whirlwinds. That would be the F-35 Lightening II fighter jet. And this one is a must for national security, too.
I was …
Obama Helps Himself to SEALs’ Honor
11 Aug 2011 2:02 pm Dave Blount
Since his catastrophic election, Barack Hussein Osama has done everything else wrong, but he did have the good sense to happen to be president when the SEALs caught up with Obama bin Laden. He has nothing else to run on, so he will be milking the SEALs for every drop possible:
A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon’s claim that …