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Great news. SST is an essential sort of information asset. I've been lurking, not commenting as it would have been superfluous. But I read all the time and depend on you for your insights(which I trust) and on your chosen flock of fellow veterans, who I can also trust because you vouch for them. It's heroic what you do. Keep at it.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2017 on A renewed SST on July 5th at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Oops. Meant to say that the refuelling issue has been solved. Not enough coffee.
A Forbes business blogger reported last month that an arms-dealer contact was reporting that the Saudis have agreed to Israeli use of one of their bases and that a June date for the Israeli strike has been set: There is an air base at King Khalid Military City which is good to go and which supported B-52′s and KC-135′s in the 1991 Gulf War. If the IAF has use of that as a staging and recovery facility, then the F-15′s and F-16′s could strike the Iran target set at will. The base at King Khalid is in the desert and offers air-tight op-sec, if the Saudis close it off and lock it down. There aren’t any civilians around; the place is exclusively military. The IAF wouldn't have to base out of it, just use it as a place to get fuel, the way SAC B-47s used the ring of forward bases after 1957, when they were within range of the Soviet medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles. I'm sure that if Bibi seriously means to go, that the refuelling issue hasn't been solved and I'm with Col. Lang: I don't think Bibi's bluffing this time.
Gareth Porter, who's no slouch, thinks the Delhi bombing was an Israeli false flag.
Col., could the latest round of supposedly Iranian hit-job attempts in Thailand, India, and Georgia be a false flag? They were so sloppy that they look like they were designed to fail, and from what I understand sloppiness isn't the MO of either al-Quds or the Hezbollah. Moreover they looked like a kind of lousy imitation of the MEK's SOP of motorcycle hits. Could those have been MEK/Mossad trying to pass as Iranian? I had the same thought about the Chihuahua plot with the used car dealer. Both looked like they were intended to fail visibly.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2012 on "Brewed by Starbucks" at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Col., what happens if the Israelis hit Iran and the Iranians counter-punch at both the Israelis and us? That's what Iran has said it would do. It seems to me that sets off an escalation ladder whether we want it or not. As I understand it, that was Cheney's final scheme for sucking us in, after it became clear that GW Bush was listening to SecDef Gates, who in his turn, was listening to his Brass, notably Adm. Mullen. Col. Sam Gardiner had a paper out a couple of years back that posited U.S. involvement as a given in such a scenario.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2012 on Dempsey and the Israelis at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Ah, as I suspected an Info Ops. Manhami is a tool: Seems he's one of Bibi's outlets, as you say. Thanks. This story just got a lot less plausible. It sure smelled funny.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2012 on Dempsey's Sinatra concert at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Col. There's something odd about this story. The Sunday Times article cited has no link and I can't find one anywhere else, nor does the original come up on Google News. The story certainly sounds plausible but it's odd not to have an original. Information ops?
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2012 on Dempsey's Sinatra concert at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Col. that bit about Gens. Mattis and Dempsey being told that Obama wasn't on for reining in the Israelis was chilling, if chillingly plausible. If that's true, a war is just around the corner. Is that why Gen. Dempsey has been saying that we have no way of knowing if or when the Israelis are going to launch a strike? Doesn't Obama realize that an Israeli strike is almost certain to suck us in, one way or the other?
The interesting thing as I recall was that the JP Morgan faction of the Liberty League wanted Doug MacArthur but someone pointed out that, after the Bonus Army busting he ordered in 1932, he might not be the best fit to head a Croix-de-Feu type of Fascist Veterans Legion.
Rafasanjani is rumored to have close ties to the regular Iranian military, which is distinct from the IRGC. The IRGC has 140,000 troops, the military has 800,000, according to Wikipedia. Might be a bit of the Wehrmacht-SS rivalry brewing up there. Ostensibly, the military guards the frontiers, while the IRGC guards the revolution but then the revolution was one of, by, and for the clerics. Possible scenario though how likely it might be is impossible to tell at this distance.