OSINT Brief: Chinese Balloons

And, some appropriate music. You and I in a little toy shopBuy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve gotSet them free at the break of dawn‘Til one by one, they were goneBack at base, bugs in the softwareFlash the message, “Something’s out there!”Floating in the summer skyNinety-nine red balloons go by Ninety-nine redContinue reading “OSINT Brief: Chinese Balloons”

“Russia Doesn’t Bluff”: T-21 days

NY Post: https://nypost.com/2023/02/02/russia-warns-it-will-gain-worlds-attention-year-into-war/ ********** Russia’s top diplomat issued a chilling warning Thursday that Moscow “will do everything” to “gain the world’s attention” on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine — as the Kremlin was said to be preparing to launch a new offensive with up to 500,000 conscripts. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned thatContinue reading ““Russia Doesn’t Bluff”: T-21 days”

Burning Down the House

ZH: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/has-housing-market-bottomed-surprising-result-little-known-market-indicator It may come as a bit of a shock to those who have been following the creeping freeze in housing transactions as the bid-ask spread grows to monstrous proportions, leading to a record crash in pending home sales… … and collapse in US home prices, especially on the West Coast… … but even though mortgageContinue reading “Burning Down the House”

Tony Blinken begins to flail while Putin says: У нас есть твой номер. Не звони нам. Мы позвоним вам.

John Helmer (Dances with Bears): http://johnhelmer.net/blinken-concedes-war-is-lost-offers-kremlin-ukrainian-demilitarization-crimea-donbass-zaporozhe-and-restriction-of-new-tanks-to-western-ukraine-if-there-is-no-russian-offensive/ ********** David Ignatius (lead image, left) has been a career-long mouthpiece for the US State Department. He has just been called in by the current Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) to convey an urgent new message to President Vladimir Putin, the Security Council,  and the General Staff inContinue reading “Tony Blinken begins to flail while Putin says: У нас есть твой номер. Не звони нам. Мы позвоним вам.”

A Dollar Collapse Is Now In Motion – Saudi Arabia Signals The End Of Petro Status

Brandon Smith, Alt Market: https://alt-market.us/a-dollar-collapse-is-now-in-motion-saudi-arabia-signals-the-end-of-petro-status/ ********** The decline of a currency’s world reserve status is often a long process rife with denials. There are numerous economic “experts” out there that have been dismissing any and all warnings of dollar collapse for years. They just don’t get it, or they don’t want to get it. TheContinue reading “A Dollar Collapse Is Now In Motion – Saudi Arabia Signals The End Of Petro Status”

Ngo Dinh Diem (assassinated November 2, 1963) — overthrown in a military coup backed by the CIA … and remember what happened 3 weeks later

Meaning in History: https://meaninginhistory.substack.com/p/the-vietnamization-of-ukraine By the summer of 1963, there were growing doubts about the ability of the Diem government to prosecute the war against the Vietcong. With the war turning badly, the CIA overthrew Diem, then President of the Republic of Vietnam, and installed a military government in his place. 3 weeks later, someContinue reading “Ngo Dinh Diem (assassinated November 2, 1963) — overthrown in a military coup backed by the CIA … and remember what happened 3 weeks later”

Russo-Ukrainian War: The World Blood Pump — Bakhmut

BigSerge: https://bigserge.substack.com/p/russo-ukrainian-war-the-world-blood For those unfamiliar with military operation, Big Serge offers a nice primer most commissioned officers learn early in their careers. This one is set in the current Russo-Ukrainian War and the Russian “attrition strategy”. This is pretty basic stuff and obvious to just about every former military officer I’ve spoken with. Yet, itContinue reading “Russo-Ukrainian War: The World Blood Pump — Bakhmut”