Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Turks have moved fighters to Hama from Al-Bab?

"The post came amid circulating rumors that a major part of fighters of militant groups involved in the Turkish Operation Euphrates Shield has been redeploying from northern Aleppo to northern Hama via the Turkish territory. These fighters will allegedly participate in the ongoing … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Turkey, weapons | 24 Comments

Was this a Soft Coup? by Publius Tacitus

Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is either a hero or mentally deranged. The Democrats are opting for the crazy diagnosis. I believe he is a hero. Mr. Nunes received information earlier this week from a whistleblower, but … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Intelligence | 89 Comments

More Yankees in the wood pile

For those who might be interested SWMBO (my genealogist) continues to add to my Northern ancestors in WBS.  Thus far: First Sergeant Sanford Erastus Bills – great grandfather – 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment (the BloodyFifth) Private Ira Bills (his … Continue reading

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A storm out of Idlib

  "The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has sent large reinforcements to northern Hama. By this move, the SAA aims to stall the advance of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies which are now deployed in about 6 kilometers from the provincial capital. … Continue reading

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The YPG/SDF crosses the Euphrates… again – TTG

Several sources have reported an SDF attack across Lake Assad just west of the Tabqa Airbase and Tabqa dam. Some of the reports are a little wild saying U.S. Marines are part of the assault force. Some are showing photos … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, The Military Art, TTG | 71 Comments

Bad news for the Gulfies and their Israeli friends.

  If new incremental costs per barrel for US shale oil are as low as described in this article the political power of the Arab States of the Gulf is markedly reduced.  It should be remembered that shale is only … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Oil | 54 Comments

Is Israel defying Russia? – a rhetorical question

  "Israeli warplanes reportedly delivered airstrikes against Syrian army targets in the the Qasioun Mount region near Damascus last night. Israeli jets allegedly carried out four rounds of airstrikes. There were no reports about casualties or damage suffered by Syrian government … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 19 Comments

They missed the Drop Zone?

  "The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has published online photos of the seized humanitarian aid, intended for besieged Syrian troops in the city of Deir ez-Zor. Acording to terrorists, the aid was seized on Monday. The photos were posted … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Syria, The Military Art | 39 Comments

David’s Sling, Iron Dome and Israeli Hegemony

"David’s Sling, meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, will be operational in early April. This marks the completion of Israel’s missile defense system, he said. That includes the Arrow, designed to intercept ballistic missiles … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, weapons | 68 Comments

Netanyahu does not seem to fear Russia.

  "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that Tel Aviv will continue to attack Hezbollah facilities, located in Syria. The statement was made just a day after Israel carried out airstrikes on the territory of the Arab country and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Current Affairs, Israel, Russia, Syria | 76 Comments