Thursday, July 29, 2021

Interlude: Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Interlude: The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Interlude: Pet Shop Boys - Go West

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Interlude: Stray Cats - Rock this town

Friday, July 2, 2021

Switzerland: Selects F35 over French and Eurofighter. Europe isn't happy

(Bern) Switzerland has been in the market for a new fighter for a few years to replace its current fleet of F18 hornets which it purchased during the 1990s and its F5 freedom fighters of 1960s stock 4 aircraft were in the running :

France: Dassault’s Rafale which has of late been very successful across Europe with sales to Greece and Croatia
EU: Airbus Eurofighter (with the offer of all planes to built in Switzerland) 
US: Boeing F18 SuperHornet (A more advanced version of the F18 already in service with Switzerland)
US: Lockheed Martin F35 (The only 5th gen aircraft on offer)

Well the Swiss have made their minds up and have selected the F35 and that hasn't gone down well across Europe. France which was hoping to win, even had Macron, telephone the Swiss President. The french speaking population of Switzerland have expressed their displeasure Le temps which also caters to the French Swiss population wrote:
“The decision is a “strategic error” on the part of the defence minister, the purchase of a new fighter jet has to take into account all aspects, including the geostrategic question. On this front, the European models – the French Rafale and the English-Italian-Spanish-German Eurofighter – were clearly the priority. There are even plans to launch a people’s initiative to challenge the decision.”

La Liberté which also caters to the same demographic wrote:

The choice sends a “disastrous signal” to Europe. “Not so much in the sense of trying to heal the tensions after the end of the framework agreement, but rather in terms of investing and projecting in a common future,“A security strategy is crafted together with one’s neighbours; it’s with them that one builds one’s future”.

 SonntagsBlick which caters to the German Swiss population published:

A letter from four European defence ministers addressed to Swiss Defence Minister Viola Amherd. According to the paper’s sources,  which talked about cross-border partnerships in various areas including cyber security and infrastructure.

 Airbus even made an appeal to the Swiss government to choose a European firm

Bernhard Brenner, Sales Director at Airbus Defence and Space stating that the decision shouldn’t solely be based on military criteria. "The economic and political elements are just as important."

Well now that the Swiss have picked the F35, there is talk that this decision will effect Swiss and EU relations , seeing how days before the Swiss picked the Patriot missile system over the French/Italian  SAMP/T

Thursday, July 1, 2021

US: Carried out airstrikes on Iranian militia based in Syria and Iraq.

(Washington)  So the last Saturday the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) the pro Iranian militia based in Iraq and who whilst apparently were subsumed into the Iraqi army, still receive their marching orders from Tehran decided to host their very own military terrorist parade where they showed off the their military might

The parade came hours after a drone attack took place on the city of Erbil which struck non military targets, most likely to send the message to the Americans that the Iranian milita now have the ability to carry out suicide drone attack's, so the Yanks best watch out.

In response the US struck 3 PMU bases (2 in Syria and 1 in Iraq) which had been turned into bases for UAVs resulting in the loss of a lot of equipment and men. Naturally the Iranian ali snack bar franchise in both countries have claimed their will avenge their fellow jihadists , what I can't understand is these idiots were going to die anyway, so why get upset over them achieving martyrdom sooner . Oh well. the USAF released videos on all 3 strikes. (click on the blue twitter bird to access all 3 video's)

Germany: Authorities don't know why asylum seeker went on knife rampage which saw 3 women murdered and another 7 stabbed

(Wurzburg)  So last Friday a Somali migrant popped into the local Woolworths and asked an assistant "where are the knives ?" The 49 year old saleswoman proceeded to show him a selection, whereupom he picked up the longest and murdered her by stabbing her in the neck. He then turned on other customers killing a 82 year old woman  and a 21 year old who died protecting her daughter. he then ran outside and stabbed another 7 people outside before being chased, and attacked by bystanders before the  Police tipped up and put an end to his stabbing spree by shooting him in the leg allowing them to cuff and arrest him

Now compare the reaction of the German public: With that of the German authorities. For a start whilst the Jihadist (Police on searching where he lived found a load of ISIS paraphernalia) Then there was how he was uttering 'Allah ackba' as he carried out his deadly deed on a Friday the Islamic holyday where followers are lead to beleive that if they die carrying out acts of jihad they are guaranteed a special place in heaven. and yet the Police and authorities state they don't know his motive, his lawyer said his client could possibly be suicidal and might harm himself while in detention and the Bavarian state leader Markus Söder criticized people who labeled the attacker as "someone with migrant background," Err excuse me he's Somalian and not the victim who came to the country in 2015. But it gets worse earlier this year he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital  after threatening someone with a knife at a homeless shelter where he was living, Yet some expert deemed him fit to be released  and because of that experts decision, 3 women are dead with another 7 women badly injured. 


Interlude: The Mamas & The Papas "California Dreamin'"