(captioned map – above) The Chinese pearl necklace is extended to strengthen its dominance of the geopolitics of the seas and oceans. For its part, India is trying to counteract China’s expansion in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
I find it interesting that the Chinese are poised to invade Afghanistan as soon as the US withdraws. Will the Muslims like the Chinese better than the USA?
Afghanistan would provide more Chinese slave labor. Maybe that’s what they’re after in addition to a geographic advantage?
There is a lot of chatter about the Plague and the Chinese bioweapons facility at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The CCP and the anti-Trump establishment politicized the most logical theory and wasted nearly 18 months covering for Beijing. Wow, what a shock that disclosure that’s been. This blog covered the bioweapons angle fairly in 2020 and then I said, WTF because the leftist, pro-communist media blasted the airwaves with pro-China propaganda. At some point, you have to say that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and just walk away. The media distorts and lies incessantly. Their agenda is not an American agenda — they have different pronouns, I guess.
The Chinese have Jo/Ho – good old Traitor Joe – carrying water for them now.
My first experience with Heckler and Koch handguns came with the Special Operations Offensive Handgun, chambered for .45ACP. It now called the MK 23. It may have been called the MK 23 back when I first received one, but that’s not what we called it then. It came in the box with a laser sight, a silencer/suppressor, and two or three spare magazines. It was a large, heavy, handgun. I loved it. but it was large and heavy. H&K came up with lighter and smaller models later and they are easier to carry with much the same punch and options.
The H&K VP9 is a more modern handgun, with all of the features of previous H&K pistols – and a better shooting experience.
Antonov An-124-100M Ruslan UR-82008 taking off from Poznan (Poland) Airport today, May 24, 2021.
This blog will post on May 25, but anyway. I saw my first AN-124 at Brown Field, East of San Diego, at least twenty-five years ago. They’re a knock of the C-5A Galaxy, but impressive all the same. The Russians landed it there at US Request (Post Soviet Union) and a few of us drove out to crawl around inside and checked it out. Big then, big now.
From the start of the Franco-Prussian War, in August 1870, the French army had to retreat from the Germans. On September 1, 1870 Napoleon III surrendered. The army of the Republic was defeated on all fronts and Paris was besieged.
The First World War was still 44 years away.
Computer Literacy in Europe
Belarus sent a fighter jet to intercept a European airliner traveling through its airspace and ordered the plane to land, where a prominent opposition journalist aboard was seized, provoking international outrage.
Range of non-human primates across the world
It’s all Greek to me
Traditional regions of Greece