A Shocker

I am reluctant to shock the readers here at Virtual Mirage – but – dozens of Afghan refugees released in the US have Pentagon records that “indicate potentially significant security concerns,” according to a new probe conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General (IG).

The Afghans are being brought into the US after the botched US withdrawal from Afghanistan last August, and the country’s subsequent fall to the Islamic extremist Taliban, whom the US had been fighting.

Under the Biden administration’s Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), approximately 80,000 “displaced persons from Afghanistan” have been admitted to the US under a special immigrant visa (SIV) or humanitarian parole.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was placed in charge of resettling the Afghans, and the Biden administration assured Americans the refugees would be thoroughly screened.

However, for the past few months, media reports have exposed crimes, including child molestation, assault, and domestic violence, committed by Afghans housed at military bases throughout the US…more here.

The whole “you can trust me, I’m a Muslim” theme in the US media’s narrative has a very hollow sound.

 

Texas Tea

Yesterday, prices to buy call options increased, including at least 200 traded contracts to buy May contracts for Brent futures at $200 a barrel by the end of the month, Bloomberg reported. June Brent contracts also increased as a $150-a-barrel call option doubled just ahead of the weekend and a $180-a-barrel option jumped 110 percent.  Options on futures contracts aren’t an exact prediction – not like settled science – but it’s unsettling.

Gas prices are going up higher than Biden’s vote count at 2 am…

 

Let’s Go Brandon

People with a thirst for power and control are going to any lengths to possess them. Useful idiots enable them to keep going and they hope to gaslight (or kill) anyone who questions it.

 

Pictures

Old T-72s

Knocked out T-72B tanks during the Ukrainian counter-offensive around Kharkiv, 4 Mar 2022

 

Before and After – Su-34

The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Soviet-origin Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft. (flying – above, shot down below)

121 Russian aircraft are estimated by Ukraine to have been shot down over the country, with 25 airframe losses independently verified as of March 7th.

(below) another crashed Su-34

Hello Garmin, we need a few glass panels for the SU34… can we get a discount?

 

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Animal House…

Prerequisite for becoming a senator.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Along the same line as the Russians using the commercial GPS, there have been reports that front line troops are using a $25 Chinese ham radio handie-talkie called a UV-5R. Out of the box, it’s on the two most popular ham bands, 146 MHz (2 meters) and 440 MHz (70cm).

    They’re not encrypted, not spread spectrum, not secure in any way.
    https://instapundit.com/507268/

    Then there are reports they destroyed their own encrypted comms by taking down the 3G/4G cellphone towers in Ukraine.

    https://news.yahoo.com/russian-military-being-hacked-after-its-own-soldiers-destroy-3-g-internet-towers-104303881.html

    They sure aren’t looking as scary in real life as they did on paper, although I’m sure their body count of six year old girls is pretty unprecedented since the middle ages, though.

    • I don’t think we have to go back to the Middle Ages for a high 6-yo body count in Ukraine. Molotov and Kaganovich’s plan killed plenty of children 1932-33. And we haven’t even got to the cannibalism this time around.

  2. Afghans in US. I know that the importation of Afghans inimical to the US is more likely due to incompetence rather than active malice towards the US on the part of US officials but damn things like this make you wonder.

    Fuel prices are doing exactly what the Demoncrats have wanted for years, increase to nosebleed levels. If we are lucky we will only see 6 or 7 dollar a gallon gas this summer right along with the corresponding impact on the economy. Not many people will be able to afford road trips or even going to the store as often.

    GPS, gee not even using their own system, GLONASS, unless the Garmin is capable of receiving the GLONASS sytem’s signals. If it is our GPS then doesn’t the Russians using it make it less likely to be jammed by the bad guys?

    • “…likely due to incompetence rather than active malice…”
      The puppets need no intelligence nor sense of identity beyond the delusions of the hive.
      The puppets just need to be malleable, bending to their master’s whim.
      I suspect the equivalent of Manchurian candidates by the hundreds of thousands.
      .
      But, in all this nincompoopery of the last few decades, who wanders the periphery but is rarely mentioned and always dismissed as backward bureaucrats?
      Hint — curry and Sanskrit and breeding like flies…

  3. Just peachy, like the Brandon Admin didn’t know what they were doing.

    When the interior attacks begin who gets the blame? The Fed’s can’t even fry a Boston Bomber Terrorist after 9 years, they’ll feign ignorance and get Ashli Babbitt’s murderer’s same free pass.

  4. They grow up in exclusive communities that consist of like-minded people of the same class.
    They go to exclusive schools & colleges populated by the same.
    Then they go into politics and participate in groups composed of the same class of people.
    And then they think they can direct how the world should go.
    It used to be (long before my time) that people running for office already had an established track record of doing SOMETHING successfully out in the real world, so voters knew who to vote for.
    Ah….the good old days.

    • The good old days indeed. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are way too many laws and regulations on the books now. But a law requiring candidates for office have a certain amount of practical experience in the military or commercial sector certainly has an appeal. Wonder how long it would take for somebody to figure out how to cook the books.

  5. I have to throw this out there:

    https://breakingdefense.com/2022/03/polands-surprise-mig-29-offer-for-ukraine-met-with-confusion-in-us/?_ga=2.46645671.1602923755.1646790513-1479990999.1613818539

    So the topic that has been making the rounds on military blogs and here…….was totally unknown to Slow Joe’s minions? I know I shouldn’t be surprised but I am.
    I just love this quote:
    Asked later in the hearing to clarify that the Polish offer was not coordinated, Nuland said, “Not to my knowledge. I was in a meeting where I ought to have heard about that just before I came. So I think that actually was a surprise move by the Poles.”

    G-d help us.

    And another good one: Even before the Pentagon all but killed Poland’s proposal, there were legal questions about how the US could accept a gift of almost 30 Russian-made fighters from Poland. A precedent for such a deal, where the US accepts a gift of weapons from another country was not immediately apparent,

    Repeat after me
    …… There were never any MIGs flying out of a certain airbase known as ‘Dreamland’ ……

      • I’d happily concede to Jack with that one, but just added another frosty comment about our so-called Trans. Director who wouldn’t know tarmac if he stood on it, so might be ahead in this reality show-worthy competition. Could call it VM Patriot Island, prize is top bunk near the stove, a blanket, and two helpings of gruel.

  6. Strange times. Think I’ll take the dog for a walk and enjoy a few moments of sanity.

      • He has a sweater for chilly temps and a better coat than me for freezing temps. He has boots that he doesn’t like to wear.

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