** Is the UK circling the drain? CDR SAL weighs in on the subject.
“I don’t care how much science fiction you get nakid and roll in; wars are won by steel, ungodly amounts of steel.” – CDR SAL
“Hope is not a military strategy.” – LL (and maybe others)
** Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake. I don’t know whether or not Sun Tzu said this, but he should have.
** Map Update
The IDF has commenced an operation within part of the Shifa hospital after completing an encirclement of the building complex. Israel has also secured the Al Shati camp, therefore linking their northern and southern advances. This isn’t like the Russian campaign against Ukraine, in the least.
** After an initial bounce back, the post-Covid Chinese economy has turned sluggish. Once a key driver of growth, its property market is now mired in a credit crisis, exacerbating a domestic “debt bomb” that has ballooned from years of borrowing by local government and state-owned enterprises. Many of these issues could be attributed to China’s long-predicted structural slowdown finally making itself felt – painfully.
In the last two years, crackdowns on various sectors of the economy and prominent Chinese businessmen have caused uncertainty. These have recently widened to include foreign nationals and firms, heightening worries in the international business community. Foreign investors and companies are now moving their money out of China for better investment returns elsewhere.
** BBC – Young Chinese, who had always been told that their hard work in studying and chasing degrees would pay off, are now feeling defeated and trapped.
This map shows Roman Expeditions into Sub-Saharan Africa (with dates). I can only imagine how uncomfortable these kinds of campaigns must’ve been.
The Lizard King: