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Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
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Posted By CrowBat
People used to think, assess and talk in...

People used to think, assess and talk in hyperboles, thinking, assessing and talking in hyperboles, little else...

IMHO, this is the most-sane assessment I've seen so far, and then from one of...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Views: 112,501
Posted By CrowBat
The author - Michael Kofman - has published in...

The author - Michael Kofman - has published in WoTR, in February 2017 a highly interesting 'dissection' of the Russian military strategy in Ukraine and Syria...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
The RT just delivered the 'Pearl of the Day'...

The RT just delivered the 'Pearl of the Day' (perhaps this week, too):
RT reporter in Afrin asks YPG fighter why he is wearing civilian clothes, he answered "to protect myself from Turkish...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
This looks like Putler, but Washington too, are...

This looks like Putler, but Washington too, are shocked by what happened, and actually lacking words: certainly having no clue how to react.

Putler announced practically 'the war is over' and...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
This just came in via the ACIG.info forum. I'm...

This just came in via the ACIG.info forum. I'm still trying to get the original link.

More from one of Russian volunteers, Mikhail Polynkov



Translation:...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
Ah, the second stage. Isee. Was that photo...

Ah, the second stage. Isee.

Was that photo taken on the Golan Heights?

Namely, I doubt any V-601 could get all the way to Israel...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
More likely a S-200VM, aka SA-5 Gammon.

More likely a S-200VM, aka SA-5 Gammon.
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
Further to the 'Battle of Conoco oilfield', from...

Further to the 'Battle of Conoco oilfield', from 8 February: slowly, very slowly, pieces of the puzzle are coming together.

Inside the U.S. coalition attack on Syrian forces in Deir-ez-Zor...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
As usually, the MSM reporting is slow,...

As usually, the MSM reporting is slow, superficial, and concentrating on sensations ('Israeli F-16 shot down'). Thus, here a summary of what's said to be going on over south-western Syria since early...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
Careful cross-examination of reports from the...

Careful cross-examination of reports from the social media is leading to few very interesting conclusions regarding that 'Battle of the Conoco Oilfield': CENTCOM bushwacked an Iranian force near Dayr...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
Wait, wait, wait, wait... this is getting ever...

Wait, wait, wait, wait... this is getting ever better and better.

Now, the glorious, non-biased, absolutely neutral German media is getting involved in this affair. The MSM forwards the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
Another brief summary of what's going on in Syria...

Another brief summary of what's going on in Syria the last few days...

The Russians have negotiated that 'distribution of Idlib' with Turkey, but at the same time supported the IRGC assault on...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
Rather tragically, such articles come much too...

Rather tragically, such articles come much too late: nearly three years since everybody with a good insight there was warning about US decision-makers having no clue what are they doing in Yemen.
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Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
To recapitulate the last few days, or slightly...

To recapitulate the last few days, or slightly more...

- On 11 November 2017, Putin announced a 'withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria'.

- Thus, and ever since, the VKS (Russian Air-Space...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
AFAIK, they never returned. They are still in the...

AFAIK, they never returned. They are still in the UAE.... which is why the UAE has it as easy to deal with them: there is lots of mutual sympathy.

It would be a realistic solution, apparently...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
...all of that summarised - perhaps as a 'basic...

...all of that summarised - perhaps as a 'basic guide' for all the new-comers into related affairs - and by your very own:

A New State Is Emerging in Yemen...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
Some commentary on what's going on in Yemen - and...

Some commentary on what's going on in Yemen - and especially in Aden - of the last few days...

The official Saudi aim of the military intervention in Yemen is 'halting Iranian expansionism' and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 19,331
Posted By CrowBat
With the next volume of the Middle East@War going...

With the next volume of the Middle East@War going to the print, it's about the time to announce details of it, too.

This is going to be the - much expected, apparently - 'Iran-Iraq War, Volume 4:...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 9,195
Posted By CrowBat
With the next volume of the Middle East@War going...

With the next volume of the Middle East@War going to the print, it's about the time to announce details of it, too.

This is going to be the - much expected, apparently - 'Iran-Iraq War, Volume 4:...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
Simply funny to monitor the PRBS-battle around...

Simply funny to monitor the PRBS-battle around this war.

While some people are still falling for Houthi nonsense of this kind - Yemen’s Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia’s territory...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By CrowBat
The Turkish-Insurgent offensive on the Efrin...

The Turkish-Insurgent offensive on the Efrin enclave is bogged down in mud...

...while the People lacking fresh air (the Pentagon) and the Keystone Cops in Moscow (Russian MOD) are now at verbal...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,650
Posted By CrowBat
The Emirati-led attack along the Red Sea coast...

The Emirati-led attack along the Red Sea coast was meanwhile resumed. Since they've breached the densely-mined area, sometimes about 15th this month, they are steam-rolling the Houthis and allies: at...
Forum: Historians 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By CrowBat
Africa@War Book Series: Ethiopia -v- Eritrea

The Africa@War is a series of books launched by Helion & Co with the aim of providing in-depth coverage of warfare in Africa since 1945.

I've already presented a few volumes in other threads of...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 19,331
Posted By CrowBat
The next volume of the Middle East@War series to...

The next volume of the Middle East@War series to get published will be the part 3 in the Iran-Iraq War mini-series.

Primary topic of this volume remains the southern front of the Iran-Iraq War....
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 9,195
Posted By CrowBat
The next volume of the Middle East@War series to...

The next volume of the Middle East@War series to get published will be the part 3 in the Iran-Iraq War mini-series.

Primary topic of this volume remains the southern front of the Iran-Iraq War....
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