Monthly Archives: January 2024

“Kataib Hezbollah: Iran-backed group suspends attacks against US after drone strike”

An Iran-backed Iraqi militia suspected of a drone strike in Jordan that killed three US soldiers says it has suspended operations against US forces. Kataib Hezbollah, which is part of an umbrella group that claimed Sunday’s attack, said this was … Continue reading

Posted in Jordan, Middle East, The Military Art, TTG | 92 Comments

A quiet interlude

I’m glad to see this guy, Lurch, posting Milgate duck punt videos once again. They’re very seldom exciting, but always soothing. I still like these little duck punts for their simplicity and honesty. No rudder. No centerboard. Just a hard … Continue reading

Posted in Messing about in boats, TTG | 6 Comments

Texas Seizes Cartel Island in the Rio Grande

This operation was carried out by Texas law enforcement and National Guard troops back in October. This appears to have been a far more aggressive action carried out unilaterally by Texas than the current action along two and a half … Continue reading

Posted in Blood on the Border, TTG | 28 Comments

The UN International Court of Justice will issue its order January 26 on South Africa’s complaint against Israel about genocide in Gaza, Palestine

By Robert Willmann The International Court of Justice (ICJ), part of the United Nations organization, is going to make public a decision and opinion on Friday, 26 January 2024, at 1:00 p.m. Netherlands time (6:00 a.m. central time). The case … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Israel, Justice, Middle East, Palestine | Tagged , | 116 Comments

Open Thread – 25 January 2024

I’ll be pretty much out of contact for a few days. I’ll approve comments as I get to them, so be patient. There’s certainly no shortage of things to discuss. TTG

Posted in Open Thread, TTG | 50 Comments

“Supreme Court sides with Biden over razor wire border dispute, clearing the way to remove barriers”

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with the Biden administration in its ongoing dispute with Texas over razor wire the state has strung along the Rio Grande, clearing the way for the Border Patrol to begin cutting through spools … Continue reading

Posted in Blood on the Border, government, Policy, TTG | 67 Comments

“Europe seems to have adapted to life without Russian gas”

European countries dealing with recent transportation issues in the Middle East have not experienced an increase in gas prices, which may indicate their success in weaning themselves off Russian gas. Although the dangers of shipping through the Red Sea have … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Europe, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 23 Comments

Russian scientists fleeing Russia

At least 2,500 scientists are reported to have left Russia since the start of the war in Ukraine in February 2022 and the number of published scientific papers has collapsed. This comes as the result of isolation due to sanctions, … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Science, TTG | 46 Comments

The Nicest Sense of Personal Honor – TTG

Qualifications of a Naval Officer It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman … Continue reading

Posted in Administration, TTG | 36 Comments

SpaceX and Axiom launch four European astronauts to the ISS

The first all-European commercial crew is on its way to the International Space Station after an early evening SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Unlike a NASA mission, this one is paid for by Axiom Space, a Houston-based company … Continue reading

Posted in Space, TTG | 7 Comments