U.S. now has boots on the ground in the Ukraine?

What in the world are we doing in the Ukraine? Obama has a thing about Putin who has and continues to pull his chain, not so much the Iranians.They get a pass. No help for the Kurds. So, anyone want to ask at a presser what this is all about. The soldier sure sounds American to me. Here we go.

Amid the devastation of yesterday’s Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the “adversary” – and has been proclaimed by both ‘sides’ (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce – an ‘odd’ clip has emerged that appears to provide all the ‘proof’ a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine. As the following clip shows, a Ukrainian journalist approaches what she thinks is a Ukrainian soldier (since he is wearing a Ukrainian military uniform and is carrying an AK) and asked him as they run through the battlezone, “tell me, what happened here?” His response, which requires no translation, speaks for itself.

With daily reportage of the ‘invasion’ of Russian military forces into Ukraine territory (admittedly unconfirmed by NATO), this clip raises many questions about American involvement in the ongoing conflict – most of all, was the US involved in the “staging” the Mariupol massacre, and if so it is clear who should be blamed (and isolated).More and a H/T:Zero Hedge

Here is a clip which focuses just on the exchange in question:

Forward to 2:36 for the ‘Ukrainian’ soldier’s response:

 

Map of cyber attacks in real time for those wishing to be spellbound

With the revelation of the recent cyber attack on Centcom, I came across a fascinating site that has real-time demonstrations of attacks. Both the Norse links below and the Kaspersky lab links demonstrate what we are up against every nanosecond. Sooner or later if we don’t get on this someone will get into the really big room. Here we go:

Norse ‘dark intelligence’ has a ‘live’ map of global cyber attacks and Kaspersky Lab has an interactive cyber threat map, both update in real-time. Careful not to get sucked in as the amazingly hypnotic maps are serious time eaters.If you’ve ever been entranced by maps showing data in real-time, such as a lightning strike map, then it’s likely a global map with “live” cyber attacks might hold you spellbound too. Below is a screen capture. For real time, follow the links. It is interactive, so use icons at various locations at sites.

Kaspersky’s interactive cyber threat map and Norse’s cyber attack map are the live links.

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If you are interested in viewing attacks in real-time on something other than thousands of honeypots, then Kaspersky’s interactive cyber threat map might fit the bill. Although the attacks seem like they are being launched from China, that is not necessarily true as attackers are good at masking their real location. Just the same, in this little snapshot of “live” activity, Norse’s cyber attack map shows China launching massive attacks on the USA. As far as attack origins go, the U.S. is plenty active too; in fact the top five attack countries are China, followed by the U.S., Bulgaria, Netherlands, and Other Country – wait, what?

Kaspersky Lab has over 60 million users and detects more than 300,000 malicious objects every day. Its cyber threat map shows threats detected in real-time “with various diagnostic tools, including On-Access Scan, On-Demand Scan, Web and Mail Anti-Viruses, as well as the Vulnerability Scan and Intrusion Detection System.”According to Norse, a “dark intelligence” and security solution company, “Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in over 40 countries.” As cool as the attack map is, what you see is only a “small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad actors. At a glance, one can see which countries are aggressors or targets at the moment, using which type of attacks (services-ports).”

Full story over at Net work world

 

Military Chaplin disciplined for mentioning faith

Apparently the days of having Chaplains in the military are coming to an end. Perhaps I should say Christian Chaplains. In this Christmas season, of all times, it is worth a note that this item is on the agenda of this administration. Here we go:

Apparently, the Obama administration’s ostensible determination to foster “diversity” in the military is a one-way street. Army Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was disciplined for mentioning his faith and the Bible as part of a November suicide prevention training seminar with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” wrote Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in an official Letter of Concern. “This made it impossible for those in attendance to receive the resource information without also receiving the biblical information.”

In an interview with the Daily Signal, Lawhorn expressed that idea, further insisting he was only doing his job. “What I had tried to communicate with my audience is that depression can be conquered, depression can be overcome, and there are a myriad of ways of dealing with depression,” he explained. “In this particular case, I had struggled myself personally with the issue at hand I was teaching.”

More at Front Page Mag

Obama and his Civilian security force

As we watch as our various police forces are intentionally demoralized and worse, let’s think about connecting the dots. The man made the statement below numerous times. Yet not one person questioned what Obama meant. No doubt Valerie knew. Al Sharpton knew. Ms Piven knew. And Obama continues to gut the military.

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said.  “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

That is what the man said.

Now we see, perhaps, then-Candidate Obama’s intent re-emerging — not through the creation of a voluntary service program, but through the co-opting of various government agencies to suppress those whom this administration perceives as enemies.

– The IRS has been used to target Tea Party groups and has leaked private information about other conservative organizations, such as the National Organization for Marriage.

-The EPA has been heaping monstrous regulations upon the U.S. coal industry in order to, essentially, kill it.

– When Tea Partiers organized a small protest/press conference in front of the IRS in Washington, D.C. last May, Homeland Security vehicles outnumbered the Tea Partier attendees.  Homeland Security’s overbearing, disproportionate presence was intimidating, as intended.

Even more disturbing is this: what we are now witnessing may also be a test to see if U.S. civil servants are willing to suppress their consciences and falsify their beliefs in order to continue to “fit in” at work.  After all, IRS, EPA, Homeland Security, and U.S Park Service employees can reassure themselves, saying, “I’m only doing my job.”

Read more: American Thinker which was written last year.

The Russian bear rattles the world, but Obama remains mute

Well, Obama has his finger on the throttle on foreign policy doesn’t he? In one failed foreign policy after another, this leading from behind will get us speaking Russian. A reminder of our boy savant who claimed during the Romney debate, that this cold war thing was so yesterday. Here we go:

Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said.

Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers.

Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called “unwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing.”

Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian Tu-95 and Tu-22 Backfire bombers also conducting provocative flights.

Russian warplanes, including four Bear Hs and two Tu-22M Backfire bombers were shadowed as they flew simulated bombing runs from bases in Russia to the Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad for four days beginning on Dec. 7.

More over at Free Beacon

Obama: When your were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said ‘Russia,’ not Al Qaeda, you said ‘Russia.’ The nineteen eighties are now calling to ask for their foreign-policy back, because the cold war has been over for twenty years.

Romney: Russia — I indicated is a geopolitical foe (Obama interrupts) Excuse me. It’s a geopolitical foe, and I said in the same in the same paragraph — I said — and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russians does continue to battle us in the UN time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin.

DARPA and the development of the self-guided bullet

Here is the next nasty fellow that is coming down the pipeline. If we can hold on to the “secret” it could be a game changer. Here we go:

DARPA has done the “almost” impossible and created something that we’ve only seen in the movies.

This year, DARPA has successfully tested its self-guided, mid-flight-changing .50 cal. projectile. DARPA’s “Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance” (EXACTO) project is tasked with “developing more accurate military artillery that will enable greater firing range, minimize the time required to engage with targets, and also help reduce missed shots that can give away the troops’ location.”

It seems that the projectile operates in the same manner as laser-guided bombs used in the GWOT. A few months ago, DARPA successfully tested the .50 cal. bullet at a distance of 1.2 miles. The projectile uses optical sensors in its nose to gather in-flight information and internal electronic systems that control the projectile’s fins—which most likely deploy in-flight, as they cannot be seen from the EXACTO photos.

More over at Business Insider

Notes from video (There is no sound):

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim.

The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current state of the art. For more information, please visit the program page at http://go.usa.gov/XmSG.

RINO’s and Dems join in cutting military benefits. Merry Christmas Scrooge

Onward we go with the Omnibus spending bill. Forget that within a month we will control Congress. By all means, let us “do” the NDAA as well and apparently screw the military. Perfect. Here is Hugh Hewitt and his take on it. But first look at the other pork present that the GOP is adding, but of course we cannot be fair to our military.We can only imagine what else we will find out because we have to pass the bill to find out what is in it.

Congress Includes Land Grab Provisions in National Defense Authorization

Some lawmakers negotiated the inclusion of land grab provisions in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will expand the already massive federal real state holdings.

The Senate aide told Breitbart News that highlights of the lands provision include:

  • 275,000 acres designated as new Wilderness Areas;
  • A Women’s History Museum;
  • Four new National Parks seven National Park studies for new parks to be;
  • 16 National Heritage extensions;
  • Three new Wild and Scenic River (WSR) designations and three new WSR studies that are expected to become new designations; and
  • Land entitlement for Sealaska, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation

Critics consider those provisions pork because they have nothing to do with defense or national security. The NDAA provides guidance for U.S. defense spending and policy. It is considered a “must-pass” legislation.

The public land provisions are included the text of the NDAA for fiscal 2015 under “TITLE XXX—NATURAL RESOURCES RELATED GENERAL PROVISIONS.”

Back to the military:

“Harry Reid screwed this up all year long and President Obama and now Republicans are going along with the screwing of the military. I do not know why we bother to win elections when we turn around and screw the people we campaign on,” conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said on his show last night after an interview with Republican Senator Jim Inhofe.

Yesterday the lame-duck Senate released its detailed plan for the National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation cuts the pay raise for the military, imposes caps on basic housing allowance and imposes co-pays on prescription drugs totaling $5 billion in overall cuts.

All of the pay and benefits trims were backed by the Pentagon and White House in an effort to slow the growth of personnel costs. The housing cuts and pharmacy co-pays were the final sticking points for lawmakers, with a compromise reached after nearly a month of behind-the-scenes fights.When asked to explain the reasoning behind the cuts, especially when the federal government funds so much nonsense, the best Inhofe could come up with in the interview was, “We need a bill.” Inhofe sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee 

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