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US vs Iran – a war of apples vs oranges

This article was written for the Unz Review: One of the most frustrating tasks is to try to debunk the Hollywood myths imprinted on the mind of Americans about warfare in general and about special forces and technology in particular. When last week I wrote my column about the first SNAFUs of the Trump Presidency I pretty much expected that some of the points I made would fall on

World SITREP September 10, 2016 by BAAZ

RUSSIA Putin knew what to do! His first interview, 2000 On New Year’s Eve, 1999, Putin succeeded the Russian Presidency from Boris Yeltsin. This is his first interview inside the Kremlin…. Retrospectively – He acted confidently, within that which he foresaw..     The New START:  extension impossible By  Vladimir Kozin Advisory Group to the Director, chief advisor, head of advisory group to RISS director, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of

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,

Listening to Eric Prince – musings about US SOF and the Empire

Jeremy Scahill, the award-winning independent journalist and the author of the international bestseller, “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” has just published an article on his blog at The Nation entitled “Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed“. Scahill was also interviewed today on Democracy Now. Check out the article and the interview, interesting stuff. Here is, however, the one quote by Prince which is really priceless: “These

Questions about the Mumbai attacks

After 48 hours sporadic combat is still taking place in Mumbai so it is way too early to try to analyze what happened. Still, there are some questions which come to my mind which I would like to share with you and, if you have any clues as to what the answers to these questions might be, I ask you to share them with me. My questions are: a) how