Myths and facts about special forces – a recent illustration (UPDATED!)

One of the things which always drives me crazy is that ironclad belief that Americans have that they are “the best”, and so are their country, their army and, of course, their special forces.  None of that is true, of course, but it especially not true in the real world of special operations, where the actual record of the US special forces is, at best, very average and, at worst,

Viva Argentina!

I just saw this great photo of Putin with the President of Argentina, Kristina Fernandez de Kirchner: Nice couple, no? Seriously, I just wanted to share this photo with you because I have a soft spot in my heart for Argentina were I spent the happiest days of my childhood (I still speak Spanish with a funny mix of two accents: Russian, of course, and the accent of Buenos-Aires locally

Saker rant: A 5th column in the Russian media? Absolutely!

Is there a 5th column in the Russian media? Hell yeah! It is literally all over the place! Like during the latest Q&A with President Putin.  I don’t know if anybody else noticed this, but it really pissed me off.  Check out who got to ask a question from the studio: Khakamada Venediktov Kudrin Remchukov For those who don’t know these faces – they are some of the worst “demofreaks”

My first sandbox post :-)

So here is my ‘sanbox’!  The place were I will get to dream, babble, rant, vent, advertise and go completely off topic.  I might just post a picture, or a video.  Or share some music I love with you. So don’t take it seriously – it will just be my sandbox, a place to be silly and young. Also a place not to think about the real world and how