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April 21, 2019

More Venezuela

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:01 am
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God this is bleak.

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April 3, 2019

Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:00 am
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Man, if the news out of Venezuela gets any darker, we’re going to need miner’s helmets.

The Russians have decided to stick their noses (and some troops and equipment in)

The infrastructure continues to fall apart.

This is a story from a very brave female reporter who has been in Venezuela for some time. It is not very optimistic.

Here is a take from NPR on the current situation.

The US needs to stay out of this mess, but I do feel sorry for these folks.  You notice in the pictures of the average citizens, how they all look so gaunt.

April 2, 2019

Tragedy

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:03 am
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The slowly unfolding man-made tragedy that is Venezuela is horrible.  Sadly, I get the impression that many of the people in Venezuela are waiting for someone to come rescue them.  While I have no problem with the US providing logistical support to those Venezuelans looking to overthrow their current government, I do not want to see the US become directly involved.  We’ve got to stop going out and rescuing people who’ve gotten themselves into these types of situations.

March 25, 2019

Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:17 am
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It appears that Russian troops may have been deployed to Venezuela, though for exactly what purpose isn’t clear.  There are many Cuban troops already in the country, and it is alleged that they are keeping Maduro in power.

March 19, 2019

Polish Artillery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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It looks like the Poles are going to purchase the US HIMARS system for their army.  This seems to me to be a smart move.  Not only is it a capable system, but the more integrated into NATO equipment, the better off the Polish military is.

March 14, 2019

Wise quote of the day

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:41 am
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You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out.

March 12, 2019

India-Pakistan analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:03 am
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An analysis of the recent India-Pakistan air combat.

March 11, 2019

I don’t believe it

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:15 pm
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Story here.  Frankly, I have noticed a number of these stories in the last 6 months.  The Defense Department and the defense industries aren’t above pushing stories like these to get increased appropriations.  IMHO, the military is will funded, but the funds are wastefully spent.

March 8, 2019

A replay of 1979

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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Could we see a replay of 1979.  I will admit, I think that is one of the more likely scenarios in the South China Sea; a confrontation between Vietnam and China.  The two countries are butting heads more and more in the area.

March 7, 2019

Russian nuclear UUV

I’ve previously blogged about the Russian unmanned underwater nuclear drone Jeff “Inch High”Groves has brought an interesting blog post to my attention with more details about this.  Also this blog has some other interesting posts I will be commenting on in the near future.

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