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Military Proposal: Army Unit Organization: Infantry

Posted by Picard578 on December 8, 2017

  • LEVEL 1
  • Fire Team (4)
    • Team Leader
    • Rifleman
    • Automatic Rifleman
    • Marksman
  • Medium Machine Gun Team (2)
    • Machine gunner (GPMG)
    • Assistant machine gunner
  • Rocket / Missile team (2)
    • Gunner (ATGM, unguided rocket, recoilless rifle)
    • Ammo carrier
  • Mortar Team
    • Squad Leader
    • Assistant Mortarman
    • Ammo Carrier
  • Sniper Team
    • Sniper (sniper rifle)
    • Spotter (battle rifle or assault rifle)
    • Flanker (assault rifle)

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How Croatia and the US prevented genocide with ‘Operation Storm’

Posted by Picard578 on December 4, 2017

Greater Surbiton

oluja.jpgThe trial of Croatian General Ante Gotovina, who spearheaded the liberation of the Serbian-occupied areas of central Croatia in ‘Operation Storm’ in August 1995, began this week in The Hague. Gotovina is accused of playing a leading role in a Croatian ‘joint criminal enterprise’, whose purpose was, according to his indictment, ‘the forcible and permanent removal of the Serb population from the Krajina region, including by the plunder, damage or outright destruction of the property of the Serb population, so as to discourage or prevent members of that population from returning to their homes and resuming habitation.’

Every Croatian democrat should be pleased that this trial is taking place. If Gotovina is innocent, then the trial should result in his acquittal and rehabilitation. If he is guilty, then his victims deserve justice and he should be punished. But either way, the trial will force Croatia to confront the dark side of its…

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Sci-Fi Military Proposal Part 1: Doctrine

Posted by Picard578 on December 2, 2017

Note: in keeping with Tolkien’s influences for Numenor and Gondor, I based most characteristics predominantly on those of 18th-19th century British as well as medieval Byzantine empires, but adjusting it for modern technology. For the latter I used two books about Byzantine Empire, particularly the book of Edward Luttak. I suggest everyone to read those books unless they already haven’t – Byzantine military art and grand strategy are in many aspects superior to most if not all modern countries, and if it weren’t for the Fourth Crusade, it is impossible to say for how long it would have survived – far longer than it historically did is for certain. It did indeed earn its nickname of “The Empire that would not die”, and between Roman Kingdom, Republic, and two eras of the Empire (the Roman and Byzantine era), it lasted for 2.200 years despite several massive disasters. Interesting fact I had noticed is that, while Republic and Principate-era Roman Empire used unit basis of 6 to 10 (10 men in decuria, 100 men in centuria, 600 in cohort, 6.000 in legion, later to be changed to 8, 80, 480 and 4.800), Byzantine-era military apparently shifted to a base-3 organizational system. I believe the reason for this to be the shift from attrition „meat grinder“ tactics of the Republic and Principate to maneuver tactics of the Byzantium. In fact, it seems that Dominate army might have started the shift to maneuver organization, reducing number of cohorts in a legion – and even if that was not actually the case administratively, fact remains that portions of legions (vexilliones) were often used in place of whole legions, thus de facto achieving the same effect. Late Roman legion of Dominate period thus often had 1.000 to 3.000 men.

So questions I want to ask is:
1) how effective would the approaches outlined be for an actual sci-fi empire (say, in Homeworld 2 or Mass Effect universe)?
2) how effective would they be for a modern First World country (disregarding obvious sci-fi elements)?
3) how would outlined military perform in conventional warfare, and how in insurgent warfare?

Keep in mind, despite the influences this is still intended to be sci-fi interstellar military, and not an actual medieval military.

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The Sexual Left Devours Itself

Posted by Picard578 on December 1, 2017

The Orthosphere

The Great Sex Harassment Witch Hunt of 2017 is mostly hitting liberals. It is leaving conservatives largely unscathed (at least so far). Why should this be?

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EU Army against democracy

Posted by Picard578 on November 18, 2017

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Overview of Islam

Posted by Picard578 on October 31, 2017

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Night King is liberal – manipulation of media narrative

Posted by Picard578 on October 20, 2017

One has to be careful when reading media narrative. Not only do thoughts shape language, but language shapes thoughts as well. The exact same thing can seem very different depending on the language used. Therefore, one has always to think about *what* is being said, and try to eliminate *how* it is being said. Consider these statements, which say basically the exact same thing:
– “Immigrants are people with all rights. We have to accept them and help them. We need to respect their culture, and help them to continue practicing their customs.”
– “Immigrants will come in and steal jobs with cheap labour when they bother working at all. They will bring their customs and cause conflict.”

Of course, the first statement seems much nicer, much more humane. But they both say the same thing, and the second statement is more direct, more honest, and thus superior to first one. To better illustrate the point, here is a pin from Pinterest:

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Blackwashing Cleopatra

Posted by Picard578 on October 3, 2017

The Orthosphere

I have never set foot inside the Folger Shakespeare Library, a dereliction I hope will be excused by the fact that it lies about twelve hundred miles down the road.  Although I am not a patron, and am very unlikely to become one, the Folger Shakespeare Library nevertheless sends me notices of its upcoming events–indeed it did so just this morning.  The event is a performance of Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, in which they tell me the actress Shirine Babb will play the famous Siren of the Nile.

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The quiet islamic conquest of Spain

Posted by Picard578 on October 3, 2017

War and conquest can be waged by tools other than weapons. Islamic immigrants do so through natality and propaganda. Islam is a totalitarian ideology not unlike Nazism. And within it, it contains a command to conquer the world. This can be seen in mass Muslim migrations, as well as in their behaviour in the countries they come to. And unlike popular opinion, violent acts of terrorism are neither the most ubiquitous, nor the most dangerous, act of islamic imperialism. Most dangerous and important aspects are those that media and newspapers do not cover – the quiet cultural imperialism, the wrangling of concessions from the countries they come to, theft through social security and bullying through demands for “fair treatment” in line with islamic ideologies – demands that liberals swallow hook, line and sinker. The entire Western Europe is in danger, its prosperity making it the prime target for plunder, and its meekness caused by ideologies of liberalism and multiculturalism making it completely defenceless. Nationalism has become a swear word, and “nationalist” has become an insult – with that mentality, Europe cannot survie.

Spain is one of main targets, being close to Northern Africa. It is being reislamized, through cultural centers, mosques, proselytizing, conversions and financial investments. These are financed by Saudi Arabia, one of main supporters of islamic imperialism and terrorism. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Quatar are buying corporations and land in Spain, conquering the land that their ancestors could not by the sword. In 1990., there were 100.000 Muslims – now, there are two million.

More here:
https://aussieconservative.blog/2017/10/02/the-quiet-islamic-conquest-of-spain/

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How to shoot down a stealth fighter

Posted by Picard578 on September 9, 2017

Locklin on science

Editorial note: I actually wrote most of this five years ago, but was reluctant to publish it for misguided patriotic reasons. Since people are starting to talk about it, I figure I might as well bring some more sense to the discussion.

I’ve already gone on record as being against the F-35. Now it’s time to wax nerdy as to why this is a dumb idea. I’m not against military spending. I’m against spending money on things which are dumb. Stealth fighters are dumb. Stealth bombers: still pretty dumb, but significantly less dumb.

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I have already mentioned the fact that the thing is designed for too many roles. Aircraft should be designed for one main role, and, well, it’s fine to use them for something else if they work well for that. The recipe for success is the one which has historically produced good airplanes: the P38 Lightning, the…

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