My Thoughts on UK Airstrikes in Syria

Over the past few days, I've been understandably queried on my views regarding whether Britain should bomb Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria. In addition, some people have been asking me to protest against the bombing. Last night, MPs overwhelming voted to bomb Daesh in Syria. Now I do understand where critics of the bombing campaign…Read more My Thoughts on UK Airstrikes in Syria

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Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

The Russian naval facility in Tartus refers to a military installation of the Russian Navy located in the port of the city of Tartus, Syria. Russian official usage classifies the installation as a Material-Technical Support Point (Russian: Пункт материально-технического обеспечения, ПМТО) and not a "base". Tartus is the last Russian military facility outside the former…Read more Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

How to stop the killing in Syria?

The question is being asked: Without military intervention, how are we going to stop the killing of civilians in Syria? Whatever world leaders decide to do, the frightful situation in Syria is certainly not going to be easy to resolve. While it's true, civilians are already being killed, airstrikes will certainly kill more and are…Read more How to stop the killing in Syria?

Fewer Ships? Horses and Bayonets?

President Barack Obama trying to explain to Mitt Romney how modern armed forces work... ^_^ "You mention the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called 'aircraft…Read more Fewer Ships? Horses and Bayonets?