The holidays…yeah. They’re coming…
This Day in Napoleonic History
November 27, 1812 – the battle on the Berezina River
Painting by Jan Honck van Papendrecht
The painting depicts the 124th Infantry Regiment, one of four Dutch infantry regiments in French service that took part in the Russian campaign. In addition, there was also a Dutch guard regiment of grenadiers, a regiment of guard lancers, a regiment of light infantry, a regiment of cuirassiers, a regiment of hussars, an artillery regiment, a battalion of Trains, and a battalion of pioneers (who built the bridge over the Berezina) who took part in the campaign in Russia.
The Berezina was a victory. The goal was to escape. And the trap was so good it was nearly impossible to escape. But they did.
** The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent Ukrainian response has become an uncomfortable thorn in the Russian side. (h/t Claudio) They can throw the odd dissenter off a balcony or plant a bomb in an executive jet, but when the people agree on the fact that the war is not what they want, it becomes more uncomfortable for leadership. Russian men are not lining up to make $500 a month on the Ukrainian front with inadequate clothing, rotten food, mud, snow, and angry Ukrainians lobbing superior NATO weapons at them. “Help our guys, please,” the Russian women chant in unison. It’s difficult to frame it as a “Great Patriotic War.”
** The new Russian armored vehicle…disappointing to the Russian Army. Good for everyone else (h/t Claudio).
** Sigourney Weaver eating a foot-long at Tail-o-the-Pup hotdog shack in Los Angeles circa 1983. You can tell a lot about her by the way she ate the hot dog. The photo was taken after she starred in Alien but before she married for the first time.
** Which turf do YOU stand on? The whole point of astroturf is to try to convince you there’s widespread support for or against an agenda when there’s not.
** Mitt is a continual disappointment. It would be better if he just switched parties and was ‘ridin’ with Biden instead of pretending to be a Republican.
Mitt Romney says he would vote for Democrats over Vivek and Trump
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2023
** Adding enhanced firepower and lethality to the Type 26 (h/t Claudio). Good article.
** (Gateway Pundit) “Almost all of the people associated with (JFK’s assassination) were involved with the Miami Station, which was the largest CIA Station at the time and was basically the Cuban Station,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said. “The people who were involved were people like Bill Harvey and David Atlee Phillips, who was clearly involved in my uncle’s assassination. By all evidence, he was Lee Harvey Oswald’s handler at the CIA. E. Howard Hunt made a confession. David Morales, who was the chief hitman, ran the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam. He killed ten thousand people, and he also gave a confession of being in Dallas.”
The Cuba Station was “angry at my uncle for not sending in air cover during the Bay of Pigs invasion”, Kennedy said. “After the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, my uncle developed this friendship with Khrushchev, and he shut down all the attacks on Cuba by Alpha 66 and other groups who were harassing Cuba and sinking Russian ships. They were operating flotillas out of South Florida and doing raids. My uncle (JFK) and father (RFK) sent the Coast Guard to confiscate their ships and weaponry and arrest those that kept doing it.”
“Why not just admit it now? Why would Biden not declassify the documents?” related to the JFK assassination, Tucker asked. “And why wouldn’t Trump” declassify the documents, RFK asked. “Because he was convinced by Mike Pompeo not to,” Tucker said.
Ep. 16 RFK Jr. explains Ukraine, bio-labs, and who killed his uncle pic.twitter.com/RMr5VZVqSM
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 14, 2023
Identify the AFV
Extra points if you can also name the country that operates this vehicle (from the camo).
Extra points for the country they’re parked in.
This is a mobile launcher, not an AFV. Can you ID it and the missiles that it operates?