Monthly Archives: July 2017

Woof! Woof! (What? Mice don’t woof?)

 "“We will not let the Iranians and Hezbollah be the forces that will win the very brutal war in Syria” and then move their focus onto Israel, he said. Up until now Israel has been very careful to say out … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 84 Comments

On the Primacy of Combined Arms Maneuver Warfare – TTG

Last week, Colonel Lang referred to an article by David Ignatius “in which he [Ignatius] made reference to a RAND study in which the author tries to make the case that SOF forces (Green Berets, Rangers, Delta, SEALS, and other … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG | 72 Comments

Open Thread – 16 July 2017


Posted in Open Thread | 93 Comments

Syria military notes – 15 July 2017

1.  The Desert Hawks Brigade has been withdrawn to its base area in Lattakia Province.  IMO this is for R&R, re-fit with new Russian equipment and to receive replacements who have been in training under Russian supervision.  Their future commitments … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Russia, Syria, The Military Art | 26 Comments

Feedjit live traffic feed

I can't get this widget to load live traffic feed anymore as it did once.  I have both Firefox and IE available.  Any thoughts?  pl

Posted in Administration | 4 Comments

Rules and policies for SST – 15 July 2017

  1- This is in essence a salon.  I may or may not look like Madame de Stael but I will try to run the place as though she were an adviser. 2- The archive will remain active and will … Continue reading

Posted in Administration | 49 Comments

A reminder

SST is my hobby.  If you don't like the way I run it, go elsewhere.  pl

Posted in Administration | 12 Comments

Must See NeoCon TV by Publius Tacitus

Tucker Carlson is on fire. Gob bless him. He is taking on two of the more vocal, visible policy nerds eager to cheerlead the United States into a conflict with Russia and Iran. If you have not seen these verbal … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Russia, Syria | 77 Comments


WHICH G2? Another G20. People met inside, ate, said things and outside Sorosian rioters rioted – watch the video! – (but not spun as a Maidan-like celebration of Europeanness, just car burnings). But the important part was the G2 when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 35 Comments

‘But Sir, It’s an American Ship.’ – Haaretz

  "Israeli pilot to IDF war room: This is an American ship. Do you still want us to attack? IDF war room to Israeli pilot: Yes, follow orders. Israeli pilot to IDF war room: But sir, it’s an American ship … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, USS Liberty | 35 Comments