The Center Cannot Hold…

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In light of the previous post where we mentioned Russia parking 40,000 troops just outside Ukraine’s border, this nugget comes across the desk of the Jolly Landsknecht staff:

CLAIM: U.S. Moving Nuclear Weapons From Turkey To Romania

There are some concerns about the security of these weapons, B61s, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.  Is this the Pentagon’s attempt to kill two birds with one stone and thus poke the eye of the Russian Bear once more?  Romania already hosts  radar and SM-3 missile interceptors at the Deveselu Air base.

It is worth noting that Russia opposed this Aegis Ashore deployment.

Russia’s Chairman of the Duma’s defence committee, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, said,  “This is a direct threat to us, they are moving to the firing line. This is not just 100; it’s 200, 300, 1,000 percent aimed against us. This is not about Iran, but about Russia with its nuclear capabilities,”

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Deveselu is rumored to be the final destination of the weapons from Turkey.

Lest we forget the conniption fit Putin had when the US was attempting get Poland’s agreement to building the European Interceptor Site within the Polish homeland.

Or…

This could be a DoD feint, via a manufactured leak, to the media to trick Russia into removing its forces from the Ukrainian frontier.

You decide…

 

 

 

 

Connect the Dots…

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‘Vote for Trump’ Serbian ultra-nationalists chant as Biden visits

The Serbian Radical Party (SRP) lists as one of its aims is closer Serbian / Russian ties.  The SRP has close ties with the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR).  Some of the many goals of the LDPR is “a revival of Russia as a great power” and re-establishment of Russia’s “natural borders” which include the nations of Belarus, Ukraine and the former Soviet Republics.  While not being overtly allied with Vladimir Putin, they have many of the same ideas.

VP Joe Biden was is Serbia this week and he is met by a well organized pro-Trump rally organized by, you guessed it, the SRP.  The rally was complete with snazzy Trump tee shirts and English language signs.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Russia quietly amasses 40,000 troops on the Ukrainian border…

Russian Military Forces Staging  Near Ukraine Border

Russia Concentrating its Forces at the Border Base in Valuyki

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Sad Day

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Just got this from Sipsey Street just now:

“Mike Vanderboegh, husband, father of three, and founder of the III% movement passed peacefully in his beloved Alabama home today.

A formal statement from the family will be forthcoming.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

We would like to ask that if you were touched by Mike Vanderboegh or the movement that he so dearly loved, please change your Facebook pic to the Nyberg Flag” above.

What is Old is New Again…

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The Jolly Landsknecht has been running semi-autos ever since his dad bought him a Colt Mk IV Series 70 .45 ACP as a high school graduation gift in 1983.  Nevertheless, I do carry a Ruger LCR loader with Cor-Bon +P from time to time along with 2 speed loaders.

All this being the case, I saw a LOT of folks when I was in Afghanistan that had no business toting around a M9.  You could tell very quick that they had only received the most basic of familiarization, I wouldn’t even really call it training.  The most glaring example I saw was a female troop who had a LN made shoulder holster under her left armpit with the butt of the Beretta facing to the rear, God only knows haw she was supposed to skin that smoke wagon if the need arose?  In short these folk gave me the willies walking around the FOB.

It wasn’t their fault but that was reality.

In this excellent ARTICLE, Mr. Kupari makes a good argument for going back to a simple revolver for support folks in theater.  Read it!

Based on his criteria I kind of dig a Ruger LCR with a 4 inch barrel in 9mm.  Maybe the folks at Ruger are listening…