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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (155)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. I’d like to place a bet on the lifespan of the incoming S-300 system to Syria.  I’ll give the system 12 hours, after emplacement. …even if Russians are manning the system, or so they will say. </end editorial> The duplicitous Russian backflip on the loss of the COOT is producing ridicule… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (155)

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Russians Harass Ukrainian Navy Units in Azov Sea and Black Sea (IMINT)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Yesterday the Ukrainian Navy deployed a SAR vessel, A500 Donbass, and an oceangoing tug, A830 Korets, from their Black Sea bases to the port of Berdyansk in the Azov Sea, transiting through the Kerch Strait. The two ships were repeatedly buzzed by Russian fast jets, and followed… Continue reading Russians Harass Ukrainian Navy Units in Azov Sea and Black Sea (IMINT)

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US Ambassador Haley To Iran: “Look In The Mirror”. Iran Fumes, Hosts Kerfluffle


On Saturday, terrorists attacked a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, a city of 1.3 million people. Men with AK-47s killed 25 people, targeting the IRGC. Immediately Iran began blaming the US. Iran’s Rouhani fumes at US after Ahvaz parade attack The US denies any association with the terrorists. Two groups have claimed responsibility. al-Ahvaziya group, a… Continue reading US Ambassador Haley To Iran: “Look In The Mirror”. Iran Fumes, Hosts Kerfluffle

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Global Engagement Center Lacks Financing And Mandate


Daniel Kimmage, the acting head of the Global Engagement Center, is not telling us the real reason the GEC remains unfunded, and rightfully so. The GEC is currently funded “out of hide“.  Politics in DC and within the Department of State are at play and it is clear this is why the GEC was not fully… Continue reading Global Engagement Center Lacks Financing And Mandate

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (154)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> It does indeed appear that the Muscovy propaganda machine is heading into another “epic fail” week. Early Sunday the Russian MoD released a public statement putting all of the blame for the loss of the COOT upon Israel, exactly fitting  Felgenhauer’s comparison to the Kursk SSGN disaster, where internal… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (154)

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What Does “Defend Forward” Cyber Strategy Mean?


This morning I did a very loud and painful facepalm when reading an analysis of the new DoD Cyber Strategy. I shall leave the guilty party unidentified, it’s really that bad. A large portion of the analysis focused on the “where” of “defending forward”. It doesn’t matter. In the relatively short period of time in… Continue reading What Does “Defend Forward” Cyber Strategy Mean?

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (153)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Contrary to the initial headline intimation, the article, Pavel Felgenhauer | The Jews are to blame for everything! – Novaya Gazeta is not anti-Semitic, but squarely puts the fault of the COOT/IL-20 shootdown on Syria. Novaya Gazeta is absolutely going against the grain in Russia, blaming the government for out of… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (153)