David Knights' Weblog

November 23, 2021

Maybe not the South China Sea?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:28 pm
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Maybe the Ukraine is where the next big confrontation takes place.  Normally, I think that Russia is a paper tiger, but I think Putin perceives weakness in the west.  He is not above exploiting such perceived weakness, especially if it gets him the Ukraine back.  He desperately wants the Ukraine back.

September 28, 2021

Just when you thought we were getting nothing but bad news.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:08 pm
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Well, this news made me feel much better.

April 29, 2021

Ukraine moves west

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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This seems to be a very sane move by Ukraine.  Sadly, I am not sure that the current administration is willing to support them.

September 27, 2020


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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A great article on the Su-27s flown by the Ukrainians and some real life input from the pilots on the aircraft.  Enlightening.

May 1, 2020

Su-25 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:48 pm
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I like Su-25s and I like decals.  Combine the two.  What is not to like?

January 9, 2020

Iran 1 Airliner 0

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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Looks like Iran may have shot down the Ukrainian Airlines 737.  The pentagon says an SA-15 Gauntlet was the missile involved.  It is criminally stupid to allow airliners to be flying while your air defenses are on high alert.


UPDATE: There now appears to be video evidence to confirm that the airliner was hit by a missile.

March 31, 2019


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:14 pm
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Holy crap.  Modelsvit is actually producing an An-225.  Where would I put it?

February 26, 2019

The Russian military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:33 am
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This article makes the point that I have made numerous times on this blog.  While you can’t ignore Russia, it isn’t the first rate power it tries so hard to seem to be.  (BTW, you can see in the story why Putin is so desperate to have Ukraine back in the Russian orbit.)

November 27, 2018

More Crimea stuff

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:54 am
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Looks like the US is keeping a close eye on developments.  I suspect the info is being passed along to the Ukraine.

November 26, 2018

Things heat up

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:18 pm
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Looks like Russia has decided to flex its muscles against someone it doesn’t think will be able to respond.  The western countries need to band together and take steps that inflict enough pain on Moscow to cause them to change their behavior.  Anything else will simply encourage Putin.

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