Author Archives: TTG

“Indicted ex-FBI informant told investigators he got Hunter Biden dirt from Russian intelligence officials”

CNN  — The former FBI informant charged with lying about the Bidens’ dealings in Ukraine told investigators after his arrest that Russian intelligence officials were involved in passing information to him about Hunter Biden, prosecutors said Tuesday in a new court … Continue reading

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“Ukraine War, 17 February 2024: Melee in Avdiivka”

Hello everybody! An update at ‘unusual hour’, because of latest developments in the Avidiivka area. Essentially, upon realising that the ZSU is in the process of withdrawing from the ruins of the town, the Russians launched such a massive onslaught, … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 68 Comments

Open Thread – 16 February 2024

As SSG Gutierrez would sometimes enthusiastically answer the company phone, no matter who was calling, “Charging Charlie, One Three Five, speak your nickel’s worth.” A piece of big news this morning is the death of Navalny in a Russian prison. … Continue reading

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Space Wars?

MDA, SDA Announce Upcoming Launch of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor and Tranche 0 Satellites The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Development Agency (SDA) announce the upcoming launch of six satellites into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Space, Space Force, TTG | 17 Comments

“New NATO Member Finland Elects a President Set to Keep Up Hard Line on Neighboring Russia”

Associated Press | By Jari Tanner HELSINKI — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland’s next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Russia, TTG | 63 Comments

“The Advent of Russia and the New World”

A new world is being born before our eyes. Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has opened a new era – and in three dimensions at once. And of course, in the fourth, domestic Russian. Here begins a new period both … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 75 Comments

Tom Cooper on the status of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Question 5: What can you say about the general state of the Ukrainian Armed Forces under Valery Zaluzhny? At this point in time, the answer is unclear. The state of research about this war is that only statements by different … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 98 Comments

The question of life after death

Our jld left this video in a comment a few days ago. He commented that it “may not be immortality but it’s definitely weird.” That piqued my curiosity. I’m glad it did. The video is well worth watching.  The Parnis … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, Science, TTG | 51 Comments

“Ukrainian Attack May Have Crushed Production Of Russia’s Deadliest Drone”

The Lancet has been one of Russia’s most effective weapons in its war with Ukraine, a small kamikaze drone which can find and destroy targets from 40 miles away with deadly precision. Lancets knock out Leopard tanks, artillery and even … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 54 Comments

“US retaliatory airstrikes on targets in Iraq and Syria will not be the last”

The carefully planned raids were the largest yet against Iran’s proxies and are likely to continue until threats to US personnel are neutralised. US retaliation, when it came, was broad and deep, and telegraphed five days in advance. The White … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, TTG, Yemen | 45 Comments