Monthly Archives: November 2023

Russia’s Main Link to China ‘Paralyzed’ After Tunnel ‘Sabotage’

Russia’s main rail link to China has been left paralyzed after Ukraine’s Security Service blew up a tunnel in the Russian republic of Buryatia, it has been reported. The explosions in the Severomuysky Tunnel were masterminded by the Security Service … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 56 Comments

Russian government proposes ban on grain exports 

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Russia might impose a ban on grain exports if their stocks fall to 10 million tons, Izvestia daily reported on Tuesday, citing a government document. The government working group on non-tariff measures in foreign trade … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The economy, TTG | 58 Comments

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

China has refused to invest in Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline and demanded more gas discounts, The South China Morning Post writes. China is unwilling to invest in the new pipeline, offering Russia to pay the multibillion-dollar construction bill … Continue reading

Posted in China, Energy, Russia, TTG | 4 Comments

Open Thread – 27 November 2023

I have places to go, people to see and things to do. Thus the open thread. I do notice that Kim Jong Un is feeling his oats lately. He’s joined the “space race” with his polar orbit satellite and started … Continue reading

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The New Drone Wars – Three Years Later

Back in early 1981, I did a few “odd jobs” between graduating from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and starting the SF Officers Course. One of these jobs was as an ARTEP evaluator for a mech infantry company on Fort … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 29 Comments

Ex-spy Pollard: Israel should have imprisoned some hostage families “to silence them”

Former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has said Israel should have silenced families of hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, and even imprisoned some of them, in order to avoid public pressure to reach a deal with the terror group. … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, TTG | 30 Comments

“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2023

“They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

Posted in History, Humor, TTG, Whatever | 4 Comments

Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2023

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called “Strike the Tent.”  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

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Israel accepts clause of Hamas’s Sinwar: No UAV intel gathering for hostages

Israel has agreed to a condition laid out by Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar to halt Israeli UAVs in the Gaza airspace for six hours on each day of the ceasefire in exchange for the release of some of the hostages … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, TTG | 44 Comments

Open Thread – 20 November 2023

There’s plenty going on in the world. Let’s see what interests youse guys. TTG

Posted in Open Thread, TTG | 136 Comments