Saturday, March 25, 2017

Syria: Government Mil 17 makes a very lucky escape.

(Deir ez-Zor) The Syrian Army is currently embroiled in a huge bunfight just to the south of the self-proclaimed  capital of ISIS of Raqqah.  The area centred around the military airport at Deir ex-Zor has for some very strange reason managed to keep ISIS at bay during the entire civil war in Syria. 

Besieged since 2015, the Syrians have begun the hard task of breaking the siege. Whilst ISIS did split the area in town this past January the Syrians have stood firm and have started to take back lost ground. One advantage that the Syrians have over the terrorists is airpower and as such air vehicles are prime targets. The video clip below shows a very lucky Mil 17 helicopter.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yemen: Iran supplying Houthi rebels with suicide drones.

(Aden) Whilst the ethical latte crowd bemoan the West for being friends with Saudi Arabia which is supporting the Yemeni government against rebels , they conveniently omit that actually everything in the region kicked off due to the mad mullahs in Iran sticking their oar into the country in which to initiate a regime change to one which was sympathetic to  Tehran,

Anyway with the left bemoaning arms sales to SA, they still haven't managed to explain how a ragtag bunch of misfits (Houthi) managed to take control of the country (well the western half anyway) or how they have managed to get hold of advance weaponry (Scud missiles, Anti-ship missiles, remote control speed boats)  For years the Yemeni Government has accused the Iranians of shipping in weapons to the rebels, and for years the Mad mullahs have said 'Err not me governor' . 

Well the latest shipment which has been intercepted (There's been loads) contained advanced suicide drones. (A UAV which loiters around and when a target is spotted it can be directed to dive down onto it) whilst the media loves to report Saudi Arabian air-strikes in Yemen, they tend not to report with the same vigour that Saudi Arabia has been under Scud missile attack from Yemen for a while, whilst a few do get through , the vast majority have been intercepted by SA Patriot missile system.
In order to bypass the Patriot System, Iran has supplied the rebels with the above suicide drone (most likely they have also supplied the operators as well) and they have started crashing these drones into the radar of the Patriot missile systems in which to ensure that their missiles get through. Which may help explain why SA used a Patriot the other week to take down a drone.  Yes something of an overkill, But if you are going to lose a multi million pound radar and then face a ballistic missile attack afterwards what else can you do.

It appears that the Iranian propaganda machine is much more effective at fighting than  the terrorists the Mad mullahs fund,  Funny enough the idiots at CND, stop the war and Amnesty International  leave out the silent partner which has been supplying the rebels with weapons.  But then I am talking about that CND which stated that Iran has a right to Nuclear power ,the same CND which invited the Iranian ambassador to talk at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s Annual Conference in 2005, That Amnesty which used a former jailed terrorist as their ambassador for human rights and here are 15 things about the ISIS loving Stop the War crowd. Funny how the left whilst bemoaning the West have no problem sitting at the same table as the worse Islamic terrorists going.

Interlude: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Turkey to buy S-400 missile system from Russia

(Ankara)  In something of a publicity coup , the Russians have managed to get the Turkish government to purchase its S400 missile system , mind you the offer of a loan in which to do so will certainly help.

The S400 entered service in April 2007 and was deployed in combat in August 2007. A typical S-400 battalion consists of at least eight launchers with 32 missiles and a mobile command post. The system can engage all types of aerial targets, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ballistic and cruise missiles within the range of 400 kilometres (249 miles), up to an altitude of 30 kilometres. The S-400 systems are capable of firing three types of missiles to create a layered defence, and can be deployed within five minutes, while simultaneously engaging 36 targets.

As a member of NATO, Turkey's procurement of the Russian S-400 system has raised concerns regarding the compatibility and integration of these weapons into the NATO. defence infrastructure. Defence Minister Fikri Işık clarified last week that Turkey will use the Russian systems without integration, stating:
''Russia's S-400 missile systems will not be integrated into the N.A.T.O. system.''
Minister Işık stated that the uncompromising attitude of N.A.T.O.-member countries compelled Turkey to purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defence system.

 "We underwent negotiations to purchase N.A.T.O.-produced missile systems, but we could not get a reasonable offer in terms of price and technology transfer. Thus, our negotiations with the Russians have intensified," 
No doubt the recent revelation that Germany has refused to sell weapons to fellow NATO member Turkey helped them knock on Moscow's door.

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

Paris Match have knocked out a wee video clip regards the final push to take the city of Mosul from the demonic ISIS crowd. The video does show a couple of dead bodies one at 19 seconds which ends at 24 seconds and the other at 5.20. The clip is narrated in French and is one of the best film clips regards Mosul I have seen. Well worth a butchers.

U.S. Military Personnel Deployments by Country

(US) I found this whilst surfing the net. I hope you like it:

Thank you Israel