Monday, February 19, 2018

J. D. Salinger.

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J.D. Salinger war hero!

The military service and experience of the famous reclusive American author J.D. Salinger now the subject of a book: "J. D. Salinger and the Nazis" by Eberhard Alsen

Thanks to tip from D.C. at Jungle Trader.

"Uncovering the impact of Salinger's World War II experience"

"Before J.D. Salinger became famous for his 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye" and infamous as a literary recluse, he was a soldier in World War II. While serving in the U.S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) in Europe, Salinger wrote more than twenty short stories and returned home with a German war bride."


This image might actually be of J. D. Salinger wading ashore at Utah Beach, 6 June 1944! Carrying M1 carbine with his right hand and typewriter in bag with the other hand. Can a devoted reader to the blog or anyone else for that matter either confirm or deny with any degree of veracity this is Salinger?

J. D. as counter-intelligence not a combat arms soldier per se. His mission primarily I might think to unmask collaborators spying for the German and stay-behind operatives. American troops during the Normandy Invasion told to not be too friendly with the French, the fear being sabotage and espionage by French fascists on behalf of the German.

J. D. too during post-war his counter-intelligence mission continuing during the occupation of Germany, rooting out Nazi die-hard elements as still active.

J. D. as a result of his military experiences perhaps suffering from today is diagnosed as PTSD?

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

AD Syria.

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AD = Air Defense.

"Syrian air defenses spread out to target US as well as Israeli overflights"

16 February.

"US military officials are cited . . .  as estimating on Thursday that the combined Russian, Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah army massing on the western bank of the Euphrates in the Deir ez-Zour region will go for one of the oil or gas fields held by the US-backed SDF (Syria Democratic Forces), which is composed mainly of Kurdish YPG militiamen. Their particular targets are the CONICO gas facility and the al-Omar oil fields."

AIR DEFENSE NETWORK AS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE RUSSIAN? WITH ALL THAT MIGHT MEAN FOR FUTURE COMBAT IN THE SYRIAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS..

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PMC Wagner.

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"Torn to pieces!"

Body count always difficult to determine. Was it two hundred Russians killed or was it two-hundred killed include among them Russians.

"Up to 200 Russian advisers killed in last week's clash with US forces in Syria"

15 February.

"In the first military clash between US and Russian forces in Syria, US sources reported on Tuesday, Feb. 13, that at least 100 Russian 'mercenaries' were killed and more than 200 injured. The death toll has doubled since the clash on Feb. 8, in which the US military attacked Russian engineers laying a floating bridge on the River Euphrates near Deir ez-Zour as well as the Syrian and allied pro-Iranian forces attempting a crossing to the east bank."

WAGNER GROUP! RUSSIAN MERCENARIES! ONCE AFFILIATED WITH AMERICAN BLACKWATER!

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Next.

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A bridge too far?

Merely securing a river crossing across the Euphrates with a secure land-bridge between Iran and Syria just an interim step? Those foreign interventionists and proxy forces as allied with the despot Assad have future goals in mind?

DEBKAfile even giving us a time-line as to how events transpire?

"The next Iranian-Israeli engagement in Syria is due in late April, early May"

12 February.

"Iran's next challenge to Israel is likely to be more extensive than a lone Iranian drone intrusion and may start at a distance from Israel's northern border. Russia and Iran are trying to run a two-way, cross-border military movement between Iraq and Syria, which US forces in Syria have so far frustrated . . . military sources report that the United States is in the process of establishing a new 'Border Security Force' in Syria, which is composed mainly of Kurdish fighters. Iran and Russia are meanwhile training an elite 'rapid deployment force' of 5,000 Shiite fighters for combat in Syria."

SYRIAN/RUSSIAN/IRANIAN/IRAQI/HEZBOLLAH COLLUSION THE BORDER CROSSING WITH THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE EUPHRATES VITAL TO ESTABLISHING A WORKING AND LONG-TERM LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN IRAN AND SYRIA!!

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Saegheh.

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Continuing those blog entries the role of foreign interventionists and proxies in the Syrian Civil War much more pronounced. Iranian drone as intruding into Israeli airspace described as a knock-off of an American RQ-170. Once more thanks to DEBKAfile.

"The Iranian Saegheh drone in Syria - a worry for US as well as Israel"

11 February.

"Iran's Saegheh, which infiltrated Israeli air space on Feb. 10, is no ordinary UAV; it is the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' prize armed drone for assault and intelligence gathering. It was also discovered to have been part of a fleet of advanced armed Saegheh UAVs housed at the T-4 base. The second wave of Israeli air strikes against 12 Syrian and Iranian targets decimated this fleet. Most importantly, the drone intrusion and its sequel exposed the intrusion to have been part of an Iranian plot against Israel in coordination with the Russian air force Syria, which shares the T-4, and with the Russian-controlled Syrian air defense systems."

Russian air force [VVS] and the Iranian drone operators sharing the same facility? An Israeli attack on Iranian drones [as was now and in the future] also imperils Russian military personnel?

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Russian AD.

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AD = Air Defense.

Here begins a series of blog entries the topic of which is the Syria Civil War and how it has become to a much greater degree a war of foreign interventionists and proxies versus other foreign interventionist and proxies. At various levels.

Thanks in all instances to the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter

"Russian troops were involved in Iranian-Syrian clash with Israel"

10 February.

"The Syrian anti-air missiles which hit an Israeli F-16 early Saturday, Feb. 10, are part of a system operated with and commanded by the Russians from their Kheimim air base. The F-16 was shot down during an Israeli air strike against the Iranian mobile drone command vehicle at the T-4 air base near Palmyra, which launched a UAV into Israeli airspace that morning . . . The second much broader wave of Israeli air strikes against Syrian and Iranian targets later Saturday morning was also attacked by air defense missiles which were fired from Lebanon as well."

SYRIAN AIR DEFENSE [AD] NOW MORE CORRECTLY UNDERSTAND AS RUSSIAN AIR DEFENSE?

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gromov.

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NOW you can know the rest of the story.

The Soviet experience in Afghanistan. With a perspective from a top Soviet commander, Boris Gromov.

Thanks to the Russian media outlet Sputnik that article by Tony Devon.

"Top Russian Commander Debunks Myths About Soviet War in Afghanistan"

Those key points for discussion to include:

Myth I: "Soviet-Afghan War"

Myth II: "The Soviet Union Lost the War in Afghanistan"

Myth III: "Violence, Violence, Nothing But Violence"

Myth IV: "Americans Do It Better"

Insider perspective decades later helpful?

Devoted follower to the blog go read!

SOVIET BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES ABOUT TWENTY-THOUSAND [5,000 KIA, 15,000 WIA] SOVIET NON-BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES A WHOPPING THREE-HUNDRED THOUSAND OR SO. I MIGHT THINK FROM HEPATITIS, BAD WATER AND FILTHY CONDITIONS!!

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