These are the kind of people that stand boasting to their fellow officer's during media conferences and officer diner's they are going to Poland to fend of the evil Russians....
Interesting you mention Poland... did you read the comments on the page of that Southfront article... a guy near the bottom writes you off as being an unhappy Pole and it is all sour grapes and how could you possibly know what is going on in all of NATO...
You know... my head is in the sand and it is warm and out of that cold wind of truth and I want to ignore what you have to say because the truth is inconvenient... I mean if we are spending all this on defence and getting such a shit return then what could we possibly do to fix it... buy F-35s?
thanks for mentioning me next to Manning or Snowden, but i just say what is going on inside Europe/NATO in the hope some people start researching their info beyond what the propaganda machine spreads.
I respect people who recognise everything is not perfect in the west and take action to try to fix it despite being called traitors or Putins tools or just told if they don't love it they should leave.
They are being the traitors... the west is not perfect... in fact it is a long way from perfect and seems in no hurry to even change course. There is no discussion or dialog... unelected groups like the EU and the MIC in the US and the US media they own tell us what we should think and don't ask questions... they got rich and powerful in this system so this system must be perfect... don't change it... even when it is not working for the majority.
Snowden and Manning and you are real heros because you are not ripping the system for personal gain... the goal is not like these Chinese dissidents who complain about China so they can win a nobel peace prize after they get out of prison for some minor crime they commit and look forward to a nice comfortable life in the US at some university bitching about how even China is and how wonderful the west is by comparison.
The criticism is real and documented but the guilty party focuses on the messenger rather than the message because the message could put them in jail, or close some loopholes they got rich exploiting...
Your goal is not to destroy NATO, it is to try to recognise there is actually a problem and to start looking for solutions... even though I think the world would be better off without NATO at all... as far as I am concerned it is a cold war relic that the US has used as a lead and collar to control europe and to support its colonial operations around the world since the end of the Soviet Union... and how has that gone by the way... even the US would probably be better off without NATO.
The Dutch just blew up their gun barrel's breech or barrels off. Appearantly the locking pins of the CV90's did not liked the freezing temperature so much and then endure the heavy recoil of it's main gun.
Ouch... sounds like the problem the Americans had with their first lot of M-16s... they added a forward assist ratchet device so if the bolt didn't close on a round properly you could bash it forward until it closed the bolt. Personally I would rather cycle the bolt and see what was wrong because ramming in a dirty round to fire it can cause more problems than it solves...
Or showing up with 20 to 25 percent of vehicles that could not move under own power....or winter clothing for their troops too. or their Minimi Machinegun barrels are just rated for 2500 rounds before they start to show hairline fractures. Sold by the lowest bidder the government could find. They learned that the hard way when some catastrophically failed in Afghanistan.
I have seen some pretty interesting statistics regarding NATO small arms in afghanistan, where the short barrels of the M4 make the rounds rather less effective and because they used the short barrel model of the Minimi they weren't much better in terms of wounds they inflicted on target at ranges beyond about 200m.
But the US love their 300-400-500m range shooting ranges with their rifles on still days... it has been confirmed over and over again in combat that most troops don't fire at targets more than 100-150m away most of the time and often don't hit them at much more than that anyway.
Like you said: If you show any critisism you are immediately anti-semetic.
It is really sad because it is making that meaningless.
The revisionism in the US is amusing... many of the great people of their history are also the bad guys today because they accepted things we don't accept now... they were either sexist or racist or anti gay... imagine that...
Personally I am not gay, but I don't care if people I work with or live near are, but I am not going to parade through the streets with them... does that make me a gay basher... I think no because to me a gay basher is someone who hits gay people for being gay, but it seems for some people if I am not a gay promoter then I must be a gay basher because there are no other options, so given the choice I will take gay basher even though I will hit no one.
Same with the Antisemite shit, the fact that I don't blindly support everything Israel does and question a lot of the bad things they do I must be antisemetic... OK whatever.
A friend is not someone who supports someone no matter what... if my friend was beating up his wife I would not hide evidence and tell her to keep her mouth shut, I would tell him he needs to get help or I will beat the shit out of him myself and see how he likes it. Ignoring it or defending his wrong actions is not being his friend. I think that is pretty obvious but western ideology seems to be different.
..or blowing up entire residential flat's with 2000 pound bombs and blow them into low orbit around the earth. If they had any self-reflection they realise you just create more enemies that way.
The nazis thought they could win WWII with excessive force and wiping out their enemies and it really actually backfired... the Soviets really had little choice but to fight Germany... if Hitler had half a brain he could have gone in to the soviet union pretending to save them from Stalin... treat them with a bit of respect and he could have had all the material and human resources of the Soviet Union to help him... which would extend across to Japan... what chance would the UK have had with 15 million new troops under his control plus thousands of tanks and aircraft... some of which was rather good, like the Yak-1, and Yak-3 and the La-5FN and La-7 fighters and of course the T-34 tanks and the IS series tanks etc...
There are Isreali soldiers that try to speak about the disproportionate use of violence and the corruption in their leadership. but they too are silenced by the Mainstream media and labeled "traitors"
Maybe if Israel did not act like total scumbags to all the people around them, maybe they would not be "under constant threat".
When Uncle Sam is there to block or mute any criticism of you no matter how justified then you can let your temper lead your actions and do some terrible things to fellow human beings.
It is for me quite ironic tough that the thing Israel and the U.S wanted to prevent in the middle east. has EXACTLY came to be because they meddled with everything. Hezbollah is stronger than ever. Syria, iran and Iraq has shia goverments and now an common enemy. And because of their support for ISIS now Iranian supported millitia's are everywhere.
Exactly Iran was actually forced to expand its activities in the region because the US has invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria... what fucking idiot would think Iran would sit back and do nothing as the US invades and infects the region and tries coloured revolution techniques on Iran herself... AGAIN.
Remember it was the US that undermined democracy in Iran and put in a CIA puppet to abuse the Iranian people and make democracy a dirty word in the region.
For goodness sake... the Challenger tank the UK uses today was ordered and paid for by Iran... they funded the development... and the Brits kept it.
Anyway thanks for speaking out, it is good to hear some people in europe still care about the truth and don't let ideology get in the way of doing the right thing.
North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation indeed, though written in cyrillic the Russian letter for N is H, and the Russian letters for A and T and O are A and T and O, so written in cyrillic it is spelled HATO... which is also pretty apt considering its aggressive and angry uses to stir up trouble and intimidate in the last two decades.