The Coming War in Africa
Yes, it’s kind of a map blog today – sort of. As you know, I like maps.
Can Jo/Ho return to Afghanistan to fight – whoever? The military-industrial complex would like that a lot but I don’t see it happening. Too much baggage. We’re back in Syria but not in the sort of Big Army operation that costs trillions and that’s what is required to satisfy the Beast-in-the-Beltway. South America, as in Venezuela? I don’t see it. The Venezuelans are comfortable with their 5,000% inflation rate and don’t want to rebel against their masters any more than Americans do.
So where will we go to nation-build? The only place left is Africa and we’ve been bombing Somalia, but bombs don’t cost enough.
(above) Map of proto-states, rebel groups and unrecognized entities that control territory in the Horn of Africa as of September 2021. We could dump $3 trillion there and nobody would know that we did in terms of results. So it’s there we will go.
Even though they don’t hold turf there, AQAP (al-Qaeda Arabian Penninsula) is there…and we don’t like them do we? They were roughly allied with us in Syria, but as I pointed out, this isn’t Syria. You definitely can’t tell the players without a program.
Will America drink the Kool-Aid and send its sons and daughters to die in that god-forsaken rat hole? Sure, we’ve been doing it in. the Middle East and Afghanistan for a generation. Obama and his advisors are now Jo/Ho Advisors and they have a plan for Amerika.
Identify the Relic – Tank
Bonus points if you can also provide the location.
McDonald’s vs Subway
I am not a Subway fan. The disclosure that there was no fish in their tuna sandwich did not surprise me. Mystery meat. The last time I ate at a Subway was 2003 and I had the vegetarian sandwich, which was not that good. I recall the exact situation and location that it happened, so rare is that event. I will choke down McDonald’s if there is nothing else. Is it better than lutefisk? Now that’s the question.
Percentage of people who trust climate scientists, 2020.
The war on the weather… I put my money on the weather to win, not on Jo/Ho to defeat the weather. Then again, it’s about the grift, not the fact.
Identify the Weapon and country of origin (1954)
Bonus points if you can identify the gun nomenclature including the rate of fire.
Colombian Navy interdicts an extremely low-profile narco-sub in the Pacific. The LPV (low-profile vessel) was carrying 1,872 tons of cocaine to supply the demand from American consumers.
Kim Jong Un poses with two DPRK pilots. Despite its age, the MiG-15 remains in service as an “advanced” trainer.
Take a Walk on the Far Side