Christmas Greetings from TOC and Liberty Unyielding

Joy to the world.

A light to lighten the darkness.
A light to lighten the darkness.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  God bless us, every one, and Merry Christmas!

Cuba: Rewarding bad behavior

Peace in our time.

BFFs Vlad and Raul, Havana, July 2014.  (Image: Alaksey Nikolski, Reuters/RIA Novosti, via Moscow Times)
BFFs Vlad and Raul, Havana, July 2014. (Image: Alaksey Nikolski, Reuters/RIA Novosti, via Moscow Times)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Eyes that do not see: D.C. downplaying the latest Russian bomber threat

Peace in our time.

An F-22 from the 302d Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, AK intercepts a Russian Tu-95MS Bear H. (USAF image)
An F-22 from the 302d Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, AK intercepts a Russian Tu-95MS Bear H. (USAF image)

I never imagined I’d see the day when America received a major national security threat, and no one recognized it.  New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Russian naval bases for world peace

Interesting times.

 

The face of Old World incursion into the Americas, 1860s-style.  Emperor Napoleon III of France and Empress Eugenie. Painted by Jean-Leon Gerome.
The face of Old World incursion into the Americas, 1860s-style. Emperor Napoleon III of France and Empress Eugenie. Painted by Jean-Leon Gerome.

The times, they are a-changin’.  Five years ago this month, at the very dawn of the Obama Epoch, there was a flutter in the dovecote where the armchair military analysts hang out.  A rumor circulated that Russia planned to secure the use of the Yemeni island of Socotra, in the Indian Ocean, as a naval base.  The old Soviet navy had used Socotra Continue reading “Russian naval bases for world peace”

Russian intel ship in Cuba – and Venezuela

Interesting times.

 

Russian intel ship pops up in Havana. (Image credit AFP)
Russian intel ship pops up in Havana. (Image credit AFP)

Just like old times, it seems.  Well, there were no visits to Venezuela during the Cold War.  But the visits to Cuba happened early and often.

Now one of the old players herself is back.  Vishnya AGI Viktor Leonov, SSV-175 (in Cyrillic, CCB-175), reportedly docked in Havana on Wednesday 26 February. Continue reading “Russian intel ship in Cuba – and Venezuela”