Friday, 7 October 2022

Sounds That Give Men Nightmares

In the recent Armenian and Azerbaijani war the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone was proclaimed a ‘game changer’ platform.  Turkey did nothing to correct this idea and went on to sell lots and lots of them.

These drones are similar in purpose to the American Reaper as it can loiter over a given area monitoring the landscape below and drop munitions on targets of opportunity.  They were devastating to the Armenian forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region and did turn that war for Azerbaijan.

The reason they worked so well is the clever Azerbaijani air force used ancient Antonov An-2 as decoys.  These single engine biplanes were configured for remote piloting and control.  At the start of hostilities they flew these big slow targets at the Armenian and merrily noted the SAM radars and batteries as they discovered and shot down the decoys.

Those same air defences were then eliminated by the Bayraktar drones with their lower radar cross sections.  Without air cover it was a turkey shoot.  Brave Armenians forces on the ground had nowhere to hide and moral plummeted as they were eliminated.  

Death from above has amazing effects on men and moral.  So much so that in WWII the German Luftwaffe deliberately put sirens on their Junker Ju87 Stuka dive bombers.  The unmistakable sound of a Stuka making a diving run would make even the bravest warrior’s sphincter muscle pucker.

The sound was so memorable that the TIE Fighter’s in Lucas’s Star Wars sound effect was based on it.  Similarly the change in sound as a V1’s engine sputtered out and went silent meant death was coming.  Death from above.

Cue to modern day Ukraine.  In recent weeks various gossip has proven correct.  The Russian have purchased Iranian Shahed-136 drones and rebadged them as the now Russian Geran-2 (Geranium – honestly??).  These are loitering/kamikaze munitions and have made a big impact – pun intended.

Watching footage from Odessa recently and other places with the panicked reaction of the local Orcs trying to shoot them down brought me back to the Ju 87 Stuka.  There are lots of such videos on Telegram.

These are not like the American Switchblade anti-personnel loitering drones as they have a serious warhead.  The specs of the drone are still uncertain.  Length is guessed to be 2.5 – 3.5 m, weight 200Kg, warhead 50Kg and range is unknown.  A recent strike was 300 Km from Russian lines of control and Iran likes their drones to be long range. See this video for speculation.  The Shahed/Geran is the delta winged model.

Also these drones targeted a military barracks in Kyiv yesterday with devastating effect in an area where air defences would still be active.  They are said to be made of fibre glass construction and would hence be very tricky for radar to detect.  

These drones have an electric motor.  While I have no speciality knowledge I would believe they should be a lot quieter for that reason – a propeller effect? That noise and the images of their terminal dive really drives the dive bomber image home. Is that deliberate?

While Russian missile tech is the global leader I have a real appreciation for the Iranian’s ability to share ‘the pain’ with their drones and missiles.  Those strikes in Iraq in retaliation for the murder of General Suleimani were impressive in their size and accuracy with no intercept from the US forces.

The Rooskies are now hunting down artillery pieces and other juicy targets of opportunity such as ammo warehouses, command posts etc.  These drones seems to have freedom of the sky in the ‘Kraine.  This is Scott Ritter's brief opinion.

It’s interesting in that warfare really has changed but the core backbone stays the same.  Industrial scale destruction of enemy forces are the blunt fist and stand-off platforms such as drones evolve rapidly.

I have seen Western concept proposals of mini drones with AI control causing chaos and havoc almost more as platforms for terrorism.  The big take way from the ‘Kraine is that America and the West’s tactic of war ‘on the cheap’ is over.  If NATO decide to ‘man up’ conventionally to Russia they would be lucky to last a fortnight.  After that they would be out of ammo.

Interesting times


Saturday, 1 October 2022

Strange Day Reloaded

It’s been quite a month for family/clan stuff.

Before it start re-telling it I would like to offer my sorrow, thoughts and prayers to the family of ChuckInBama who passed away not long after posting on the previous blog post here.

I read the news over at Glen’s place and from there it seems Phil @ Bustedknuckles knew him and his wife.  He wasn’t old (only a few years older than I) and it came out of the blue 

While I only had the pleasure of corresponding with him recently I liked his viewpoint.  He was well respected on the other blogs and all remember him fondly.  I would have loved to share a few glasses with him in person.  I will raise one tonight in his honour and add his name the roll call in my prayers.

Sadly not long after hearing of CIB’s passing my wife received news that her biological mother had passed away.

That’s a strange relationship name but my wife was adopted and she reached out about 10 years ago to find her biological mother.  We found her as well as 2 sisters and brothers.  Her name was Frances.

Frances was never going to be mum as another had already filled that role but it was very rewarding for my wife to make the connection. I think we helped Frances with having made that previous decision by finding her again.  Sadly Frances was diagnosed with liver cancer in February. 

We made a trip back over to Scotland for one last visit in March.  From personal past experience my wife and I knew what was coming for the siblings.  The focus should be on the core family and not the recent add in’s.

The service is on Monday coming.  We can’t be there without being a burden on the family so it’s getting streamed on-line.  This is new since the chinky pox.  We hope they can now put the recent horror and pain behind them.  May it let the proper grieving and healing begin 

My Aunt’s one month’s minding Mass was last weekend.  It’s a Catholic thing here – not sure if it’s universal.  By complete coincidence, at the same time a dozen cousins from Scotland were over in Belfast visiting for the first time as a clan get together/reunion.  Don’t ask me to describe all the family tree stuff.

We had been out for a meal at the Belfast Felons Social Club (look it up for a laugh) the night before to make introductions and break the ice. Great meal by the way.  We Micks like our food and are fussy about quality and quantity.  Seriously, we eat like horses when we get the chance.

After the Mass everyone headed back to my Aunt’s daughter’s house which was about 300 yards away from the church. This is the Falls Road after all.  Gallons of tea and coffee and thanks to my cousin and her husband – food.

We finally had a good chance for the usual family and the new ‘cousins’ to get a good blather and catch up.  That when my wife and I discovered a bomb shell of a discovery from the Glasgow connection.

To set this up, my wife has some of her adoption papers.  In it, her birth father was identified only by a few clues.  Frances gave up few details but at a wedding back in Scotland previously of one of Frances’s granddaughters we picked up the titbit that he had been killed in a gangland killing in Glasgow with some other stuff.

Charming stuff but we still had little to go on.  While my wife is curious about her father (definitely not her dad) she has no desires to make contact.  However, knowing how Glasgow is run by certain families she asked a question and the bomb dropped.

It still blows my mind but in the space of a 10 minutes chat we had narrowed it down to 2 possible matches.  One dead and the other alive but untraceable!!!!!

We did learn that Glasgow – once the murder capital of Europe – was a far more dangerous place than Belfast to go up in.

In Belfast you might get shot dead or blown up but it’s nothing personal – it’s just bad luck/timing and politics.  In Glasgow saying the wrong thing to a stranger could be fatal.  3 of the men in the group had brothers murdered.  Fuck me!!

Nothing more has come of this so far and probably won’t.  I have always heard of jokes where someone would say – oh you’re from Belfast do you know XXX?  Only in Glasgow would it be true.

I’m not sure how the US or other visitors will view this.  As you hear online local, local, local.  While family comes with its own issues it has its own strengths.

Family/clan is the key to survival.  Blood is thicker than water.  My son does not carry my DNA but he is mine and it was accepted by the clan at his wedding.  All my dad’s brothers have acknowledged it as does my son.

To my brothers from other mothers – ie you foreigners LOL.  You’ll know when you are made to feel at home.  I really wished for longer with CIB and I know when I get up there we’ll catch up properly. 

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Strange Day

 Irish wakes are a cultural phenomenon to behold.  Frankly they are the only time that (in this case) brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, cousins, grandkids and now great grandkids come together as one group.  It’s the only time.

Firstly we comment on how we are all older than before.  My dad was the last funeral and then at that time you are too busy keeping everyone happy, fed and watered (tea and coffee).  This time was another’s duty – trying to keep this as anonymous as possible.

It’s my Aunt’s passing this time. In the end it was a mixed blessing after a year’s illness and pain.  She was 86 and she took over after my grandmother passed as matriarch. She was the glue that kept the threads together.  

Ireland is very much a matriarchal society.  Centuries of losing our men in the eternal war does that.  Someone has to carry on.  That’s why Irish women are a pain in the ass normally but as fierce as Lionesses when needed.

I’m not sure if it’s just our family but generally they are hilarious.  We Micks are strange.  We laugh at funerals and cry at weddings.  We always bring up and remember those times we messed up and laugh at them again.  They are heart breaking and heart-warming at the same time.

A brief shadow of the past came up.  An uncle was murdered in ’72 by ‘loyalists’ and finally the remaining uncles opened up and we younger ones got to hear some of the details.……… yet again cover up by the state – cop literally wiped the weapon clean in front of my uncle on the scene.  

They were hard day’s people.  Old scars picked open.  Glad to hear he went down fighting in his own home.  

The passing of the baton to my generation has happened.  My dad’s brothers really are advisors but no longer the drivers of events. They aren’t physically able any more.

I’ve noticed my posts aren’t as read as before.  I am very much an acquired taste these days.  I do not ride the middle line anymore.  Hard times are coming.  My heart is hard again.  I opened my heart recently and the tears are now dry again.  

No more.


Wednesday, 24 August 2022

The Coming Fall

 

Well I guess I’ve been AWOL long enough then.  I did actually take some time off with the family as I think we all need to charge the old mental batteries. 

 Boy it was hot by Irish standards - 30C (85F).  That almost never happens we’re told – except every solar cycle (11 years).  It’s been an interesting summer in the Northern Hemisphere.  The Danube, Rhine and the Yangtze rivers have all run to record lows.  All major logistics channels and all running low – the world is in peril!!

 This is nothing new but the timing is interesting. ‘Hunger’ stones have been uncovered in the low waterways warning of coming hardships.  Beware!!!  Doom, Famine and Winter cometh!!  These inscribed stones warn of impending doom – and always have done for centuries! 

 Summer - like shit – happens.  No one mentions the horrific snow and cold in the opposite hemisphere and in unusual regions this year.  Weather happens.  But if we surrender tax authority to faceless technocrats then we can fix it!! 

 Really?  What has a fucking politician or office plankton ever fixed?  There’s no money in a fix just like there’s no money in a cure. 

 What about energy/heating.  Well we are reliably informed we’ll be spending 1000’s per month (insert currency of choice).  Not likely as none of us have that kind of money.  There were brief rumours that us uppity slaves might just refuse to pay those bills.  Thankfully big tech made those silly ideas disappear.

 Food is the next horror story we are told.  Supply disruption, fertilisers, poor crops, avian flu killing chickens. Don’t even mention the destruction of food processing plants.  Next it’s the logistics.  We can’t get the chips/parts etc.

 See the trend?  I DO NOT DISMISS the message we are being given. I query the collective message.

 Yes farmers are being paid to give up their farms in places

Yes the farmers were paid to plough under their crops in places

Yes the food processing plants were destroyed in places

 See the trend – in places.

 We need to beware the drop in meat prices they say.  Farmers are reducing their herds and meat is cheap – for now.  Next year we will have real shortages of meat/protein.  Meanwhile bug flour is silently being included into ingredients. ALWAYS read your labels!

 I do not wish to underplay the serious challenge that the impending autumn and winter will bring.  I have laid in what food and fuel I could in advance as I always do but only time will tell. If you have not done you preparations already, you are a statistic waiting to happen. 

 What I do object to after the recent few years of media hysteria are continuing headlines of pure fear mongering.

 Food security is important.  However, I believe the fear itself is much worse than what the coming events will bring.  Over at Noor’s place she broached a very interesting thought;

“There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve. People not yet sufficiently convinced of this statement could understand it to be meant comparatively only. But for those who are familiar with this phenomenon, it is a reality. If fear and anxiety radiates from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity.

Everything that feeds on negative feelings, on anxiety, fear and superstition, despair or doubt, are in reality hostile forces in super sensible worlds, launching cruel attacks on human beings, while they are being fed. Therefore, it is above all necessary to begin with that the person who enters the spiritual world overcomes fear, feelings of helplessness, despair and anxiety. But these are exactly the feelings that belong to contemporary culture and materialism; because it estranges people from the spiritual world, it is especially suited to evoke hopelessness and fear of the unknown in people, thereby calling up the above mentioned hostile forces against them.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

 It’s not new to me and if you know what an egregore is – well then.  You have an enemy that literally feeds off your fear.  Only the stopping of that fear helps you to overcome that enemy.

 The herd is being stampeded into accepting totally unacceptable outcomes.  Those outcomes will not benefit us at all and are certainly not inevitable.    The idea of ‘It’s The Only Way’ is BS agenda control. The Hegelian problem, reaction, solution.

Eating bugs is not only disgusting it is also meant to be humiliating.  They are mentioned in the Bible as unclean and not fit for consumption.  In a similar vein, the attempt to bring into mainstream discussion the idea of consuming human meat, cannibalism, has begun.

I remind everyone to know your enemy.  His symbols are everywhere and often right in front of your face.  If you have made it this far without the clot-shot then you still have a chance.  They must persuade us to give up our freedoms and even our souls. By their rules it must be made to seem voluntary. 

Always remember that no matter what we all still have a choice - to accept or reject.  I reject the perversion, sickness and depravity that media is ramming down our throats 24/7.  I refuse to let them frighten us like wayward children.  They can stick their digital ID/currency up their arse.  My personal pronouns are up/yours.

I've used this before but it still fits.




Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Slacking off

 

Sorry to both of you regular readers.  I’ve been slacking off – on purpose for a change.  I am working on a really weird one.  Do call back soon

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Collective Punishment – Belfast Style

 John Wilder published an excellent and thought provoking article today, complimenting his Monday article on collective punishment.  The obvious idea here would to read those first before continuing on if you are so inclined.  He is a much more accomplished writer.

Rather than wade in with my clumsy hob-nailed boots as I often do over at his place, I thought it best to offer the following here where I can clean up the mess in solitude.  The blame will all be mine.

I really like his description of the Neanderthals being much more Morlock to our Eloi’s than just hairy cavemen.  In addition I have read of a study of children’s nightmares where on average boys fear the monster in the closet and girls fear the monster under the bed.

The guess was that the womenfolk slept up the trees while the men would guard the base of the tree – hence our danger comes from different directions.  We have come a long way from there to preferred feckin’ pronouns.  

I have often thought along the lines that the losing hominid groupings would be forced out to more marginal lands such as woodlands to eke out their subsistence.  In addition, bone and other fragments of their remains would be harder to find.  Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti?  Food for thought if you have the time.

What he really challenged me with was the idea of collective punishment.  I recognise his thoughts and in light of the ‘woke culture’ (sic) and such behaviour I cannot disagree.  My own experience and recollection are off on a different tangent completely.

Growing up in a fairy-tale existence of ‘armoured car and tanks and guns’ I have other memories.  In such an environment we had zero desire for a heavily armed and oppressive police force – as you can imagine.  The response at the time initially was the use of classic Sinn Fein tactics.  

WTF - I can hear the response from most of you.  This very idea was as popular as a bouncing betty over at BCE’s place when I mentioned it once.

I don’t mean the idea of blowing shit up or that a republican would stand in front of a camera dodging and denying IRA membership – that’s just shite.  Forget all the BS you’ve seen in the last 50+ years from the mostly Brit media.  I’m referring to the tactics employed in the period 1919 – 21.  

The success of that time was not brought about just by the Guerrilla war fought by Michael Collins’ IRA flying columns. It was an extraordinary time where separate courts and judiciary as well as the skeleton of the middle class and civic structures were put in place.  They were there and ready for the time to take over from the British civil system.

I’ll leave the history lesson there as it’s still painful for those that care. In early 1970 the community I was born in did much the same.  Even so far as setting up areas such as Free Derry.  As I was wearing nappies at the time I have no first-hand knowledge to impart.

Community ‘justice’ would start out with tar and feathering or forcing criminals to stand in public places with signs describing their ‘crimes’.  These efforts were aimed more at ritual humiliation than harm or torture.

Eventually as times darkened, more serious offences would lead to kneecappings (shooting offenders in the knees).  The worst offenders would on occasion be shot dead.  Republicans did not need individuals in their communities trying to run rackets behind their backs with the Brits at their front.

Time passed and an informal system grew in place similar to FAFO. If you FA you will get a visit and told to ‘wind your neck in’. That started the sliding scale all the way up to terminal lead poisoning.  There was no drug problem on our streets and women could walk home safe at night. Sigh, sadly no more.

It is not my intention of scaring the crap out of folk. Those circumstances were the extreme end of the scale but the beginnings in 1969 were very similar as in all times of civil decay.  In the fear and uncertainty of that time men in the communities gathered together and formed local defence groups.  There was no IRA at the start in '69 – think about that.

Well then, on a lighter note, spicey time cometh again.  Please do not run around with a head on fire crying ‘woe is me’ - that's nonsense.  I read a number of the blogs and posts of wiser, better trained (not difficult) and more experienced men than I.  The answers all rhyme.

‘Meat space’ or ‘local baby local’ are great throw away versions of the same idea. Local men (mostly) and women that live in the same communities getting thrown together suddenly when the SHTF with either power out, no food or wandering bands of ‘diverse ‘utes’. We have them now also – thanks Sinn Fein.

You may not believe me but I have wonderful memories of a happy childhood playing in troop infested streets.  Dark memories also but shit happens.  Even the tiniest light can throw off the dark.  A few folk working together can be very powerful force multipliers.  That’s why all the moovies and TV programing are full of lone wolves protecting the cattle stories.

Don’t go all postal on the nearest suit.  In any grouping always watch for the informer (we had them before glowies were popular).  Sadly in quiet times they are usually the most useful member.  3 man cells are the ticket but there’s no time for that and we’ll all be too busy

Community justice cuts both ways.  Do not expect redress at the ballot box.  Modern Sinn Fein proves you can’t fix a rotten corpse from the inside.  Come together locally and get to know one another in school boards etc.  The state can’t be fixed but it can be replaced.  If they crash it all we’ll will get to replace it all the quicker.

Never despair - prepare



Monday, 18 July 2022

The Hour of The Time

Lately I came across a link to a wonderful find.  In the era before the Internet, William (Bill) Cooper was a radio host of a regular self-hosted program called “The Hour of The Time”.

His show covered all the topics that would be called ‘conspiracy theories’ covering everything from UFO’s, the hidden government,  Manmade AIDS, Satanic control, Masons and the New World Order.  He was way ahead of his time.

He is also famous for his book “Behold a Pale Horse“.  Bill was the real deal and was a serious red pill before the term even existed.  Alex Jones would imitate and rip off his materiel and Bill would call him on it.  Alex never would cover the meaty stuff that Bill did.

He predicted the events of 9/11/01 and the targeting of Ol' Sammy Bin Hidden as the patsy.  He openly called out those events as a false flag.  Sadly he was then murdered (in my opinion) by a local sheriff while he was serving a BS warrant in Nov 2001.

On the show he recorded a sub series of broadcasts called the Mystery Babylon Series.  Here are the links to both the series and his book.  Enjoy them in his memory

Mystery Babylon