Saturday, September 18, 2021

Collection of Novellas

If you want to fully understand human nature and history, read these masterpieces of English literature. Written clearly and concisely, this collection of novellas are spellbinding stories, which include several literary genres: historical, thriller, romance, speculative fiction, magical realism, science fiction, etc. The author, Carl B. Spinner, will take you into parallel and mysterious worlds.

Read these eight riveting stories you will never forget


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Battle of Tassafaronga (Summary)

Also known as the Fourth Battle of Savo Island, the Battle of Tassafaronga was a World War II military engagement between the US Navy's Task Force 67, under Rear Admiral Carleton Wright, and the Imperial Japanese Navy's Eighth Fleet, led by Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka. It took place off Tassafaronga Point (on the northern shore of Guadalcanal, on the night of November 30, 1942, during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Result: it was a Japanese victory.

Summary

R. Ad. Carleton Wright ordered Task Force 67 to patrol the waters off the northern shore of Guadalcanal to intercept the IJN's Eighth Fleet, whose mission was to supply the Japanese 17th Army, which was fighting against the US Marines on the island, with food and medical equipment. As they were about to unload the supplies, at around 23:00 hours, on November 30, Japanese officers spotted the American fleet. Then the Japanese commander, R. Ad. Tanaka, ordered his men to attack.

After only one hour of fierce battle, one US Navy's heavy cruiser, the USS Northampton CA26, was sunk and three others were badly damaged by Japanese torpedoes and naval guns. As a result, 398 US Navy's sailors and officers were killed. Meanwhile, one Japanese destroyer was sunk as about 300 men perished in the heavy fighting.

Below, map and location of the naval military encounters, between the northwestern shore of Guadalcanal and Savo Island.


Below, the American heavy cruiser, the USS New Orleans seriously damaged, with her bow torn out by a Japanese torpedo.



Monday, September 13, 2021

German Reconnaissance Unit (WW2)

In World War II, the German reconnaissance unit was an special section of a division, whose main mission was to reconnoiter the terrain ahead of an offensive as well as to observe the enemy positions. Its officers had to figure out which was the enemy weakest points for an armored division to punch through, right before an attack. Thus, it was known as the "eyes of the division". Supported by artillery batteries detachments and Panzerjäger units, a secondary mission of the German reconnaissance unit was to secure important points and sectors, such as bridges, strategic heights, and traffic intersections, during a lightning attack.

The reconnaissance unit did not exist in peace time as it was created in 1939, right before the German invasion of Poland, being a necessary element of the German Blitzkrieg. The first ones were formed from 13 cavalry regiments, which were then parts of army corps. At the end of that armed conflict, every cavalry regiment supplied between 3 and 5 divisional reconnaissance units as well as one cavalry replacement unit.

During the first years of World War II, the Blitzkrieg campaign demanded a high degree of decisiveness, flexibility, and improvisation from all officers and commanders. This is so, because you never know what might come up in the dynamics of fast warfare. It was also difficult to command such an odd military group as was the reconnaissance unit; partly motorized, partly on motorcycles, and on bicycles.

Composition

The German reconnaissance unit was composed of 19 officers, 90 non-commissioned officers, 2 administrators, and 512 enlisted soldiers, totaling 623 men.

Weapons and vehicles

This spearhead unit was equipped with 25 light machine guns, 2 heavy machine guns, 3 grenade launchers, 3 anti-tank guns (3.7-cm Pak-35/36, 5-cm Pak-38, and 7.5-cm Pak-40). Transportation equipment: 3 armored scout vehicles (half-tracks or armored cars), 20 trucks, 29 cars, 50 motorcycles (about half of them with sidecars), 7 horse-drawn wagons which constituted the supply train that carried the field kitchen and food.

Below, an SdKfz 250 (leichter Schützenpanzerwagen), which was often seen as part of a Wehrmacht's reconnaissance unit. This one is armed with a 3.7-cm Pak-36 anti-tank gun.


Below, a Volkswagen Kübel exploration car used by German reconnaissance units.


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Battle of Tarawa (summary-video)

The Battle of Tarawa was WW2 military engagement fought between the US Marines and the Imperial Japanese naval troops, from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place on the Betio island of the Tarawa atoll, which is part of the Gilbert islands located in the South Pacific. It was the second stage of the Island Hopping Campaign in the Pacific Theater of Operation; the first one had been the invasion of Guadalcanal, which had begun on August, 7, 1942.

Summary

Having run aground on sandbanks, the men of the US 2nd Marine Division, under Maj. General Julian Smith, got out of their landing craft and began to wade through chest-deep waters at about 09:30 hours on the morning of November 20, 1943. Moving slowly, they headed to their assigned beaches: Red 1, Red 2, and Red 3, as well as to Green Beach, which was secured by the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, on a third landing wave. As they approached the shore, many men were killed as they got caught in the Japanese machine guns crossfire.

As soon as the marines got on their beaches, they got pinned by heavy enemy gunfire. The Japanese threw everything they had at the Americans: machine gun, mortar, and gun fire. Slowly and with great difficulties, the marines managed to inch forwards as they secured their respective beachheads. One by one, the men of the 2nd Marine Division took out enemy pillboxes and bunkers, using hand grenades, explosives, and flamethrowers. By 15:00 hours on November 23, the US troops had finally mopped up the last pockets of resistance on the island after ferocious fighting.

A total of 19,000 marines had been used for the invasion as 7 out of 10 US men died during the raging battle. Meanwhile, only 1 officer and 16 Japanese naval troops out of the 4,500-strong garrison, under Keiji Shibashaki, surrendered to the Americans.

Ferocious fighting at Tarawa (World War II archive footage)

 

Below, landing of Guadalcanal map, showing the three sectors of invasion: Red 1, Red 2, Red 3.


Below, aerial view of Betio taken at the moment of the landing.


 US 2nd Division's marines crowding a beach of Betio, awaiting orders

Monday, September 6, 2021

How to fight against tyranny

History has taught us that the only way to put an end to tyranny, be it an absolute monarchy or a global dictatorship of the elite, is to cut their heads off; it is quite simple. The English and the French Revolution, as well as the American Independence Revolution, would not have succeeded if our founding fathers had decided to organize peaceful protests and taken legal complaints to court of laws served by corrupt judges and justices. They knew there was no other way out but to fight, really; and they succeeded, even though they did not have internet and social media platforms but rudimentary printing presses to print their pamphlets to let the people know what they thought.

In order for a patriotic and freedom revolution to succeed, firstly you have to become aware that tyrants are psychopaths and, as such, they do not have empathy as they regard you as an inferior being to be used and disposed of; they do not care about your health, about your feelings and about your social and nutritional conditions. Secondly, psychopaths never change their views as they expect you to behave like sheep and, if you complaint, that your street demonstrations be peaceful and end up in public squares. Peaceful demonstrations keep the flock entertained in public places, away from their dens. Evil rulers give support to peaceful demonstrations leaders to channel the people's frustration into the nothingness of the open public places where the tyrants do not live and where they do not have their economic interests. Remember, psychopaths need malleable sheep as they sink their fangs into softness, not into hardness. The softer you are the deeper they bite!

Tactics and stratagems to topple a tyrant

1) Be stealthy, keep a low profile, do intelligence work, and pretend you are a sheep while you collect vital information (such as where the tyrants meet and where they live, addresses, the routes they take and their daily routines).

2) Hit, and hit hard, where it hurts (strike their lairs, a big pharma laboratory, vaccine centers, mass media TV stations, banks, their thugs' ammunition depots, etc). Learn how to spring an ambush, how to surprise, and how to use explosives. You might need the assistance of a former IRA's member. If you know how to shoot, then be a sniper!

3) Get organized in military units, such as execution squads or commandos that operate in a network. Get guns in the black market, such as FNL FAL (the Right Arm of the Free World, remember?).

4) Do not use your real name. Use a "nom de guerre" (pseudonyms).

5) Do not use internet and social media platforms as a means of communication. Use clandestine printing press, type writers, human messengers or couriers, or any other stealthy means you deem convenient and safe.

6) Anonymously, let the population know that they are not alone.

7) Expose the faces of the tyrants, so they can be identified and spotted in public places by the population. A good lynching can save millions of human lives.

8) Try to win the sympathies of members of the armed forces, the police, and labor union leaders. Remember, desertion and defection of army officers were vital for the success of revolutions in the history of mankind.

Reason to struggle against global tyranny

The main reason to rise up against this tyranny is simple: to fight for survival, because they are planning to exterminate a large swath of the world's population, from 7 billion people to be reduced to 500 million. Other rationale for fighting is your country's political independence, your freedom, your civil liberties and your human rights, which are established in our Western Civilization Constitutions, most of which have as their historical landmark and beacon the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which was approved and signed during the French Revolution:

Art. 1- "All men are born and remain free and have equal rights."

Art. 2- "The purpose of political association is to preserve the natural and inalienable rights of man, that is liberty, private property, the inviolability of a person, and the RIGHT TO RESIST OPPRESSION!"

Art. 6- "Any law must be the expression of the general will of the people..." (and NEVER the pathological whim of a few psychopaths)

On January 21, 1793, Louis XVI was executed for high treason. Let's pray that our dreams come true.

Imagine that this article is a revolutionary pamphlet. So, print and run several copies of it and secretly share them with your brothers in arms. Never stop running copies and sharing. We must be united!

 

Written by Peter Freedom, an ordinary man of the people.

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

List of US weapons left in Afghanistan

The list of US weapons, military vehicles, and aircraft left behind in Afghanistan by the Biden Administration is impressive. Their worth is estimated to be around $ 80 billions dollars. This arsenal gives the Taliban and ISIS tremendous fire power and the air fire support for the militias.

List of US Military Equipment left in Afghanistan

-2000 armored vehicles, which include Humvees, MRAPs, and several M1 Abrams tanks.

-75,989 total military vehicles, such as FMTVs, Ford 350, Ford Rangers, etc.

-25 Brazilian-made A-29 Super Tucano ground attack aircraft.

-60 MD 530G and AH-6 Scout and Attack helicopters.

-45 UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.

-4 C-130 transport aircraft

-30 military version Cessnas

-Grenade launchers, hand grenades, mortars, and rifles in the tens of thousands.

-Heavy civil engineering and construction equipment of all sort, such as bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, etc.

The CIA made a deal with the Taliban, who received all the military equipment left behind. Watch video


The lethal M1 Abrams MBT in action (video)


Afghanistan Ethnic Groups

Historically, there have been eight ethnic groups that make up the population of Afghanistan. The economy of most of them is based on sheep and cattle raising as well as farming; hence, a husbandry economy. Although they belong to different tribes, the great majority of the people are white, have straight hair, and green, brown and blue eyes. Culturally and religiously, they are Islamic or Muslim.

Pashtun- This group is the largest one and has an Iranian origin. They speak Pashto, which belongs to the Indo-Iranian and the Indo-European family of languages. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. The Taliban belong to this group.

 
Pashtun tribesmen and guerrilla fighters

Tajik- An ethnic group which also belongs to the Iranian group of the large Indo-European family. They can also be found in the frontier regions of the Uzbekistan and China, and in Tajikistan. They speak Persian.

 
Tajik young man


Turkmen- This ethnic group live along the border of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet Union Republic. Their language is Turkmen as they belong to the Turkic group.

 
Turkmen tribe member
 

Uzbek- They live in the north, in territories near the border with Uzbekistan. They are of Turkic origin and speak the Uzbek.

 
A young man of the Uzbek tribe
 

Hazara- They belong to the Turko-Mongol race, and inhabit the central high land of Afghanistan. They speak Hazaraji, which is a dialect of the Persian, which has many Mongolian words.

 
A Hazara boy
 

Aimaq- A nomadic tribe living in northwest and central Afghanistan. They speak a Persian language dialect.

Aimaq tribesman
 
Nuristani- They are of Dardic origin and speak the Nuristani language. It is an Indic branch of the Indo-European language family. They inhabit a small territory in northwestern Afghanistan.
Nuristani father and his son
 
Baluch- The region they inhabit straddle Afghanistan and Pakistan (in the south). They speak Baluchi, which belong to the Indo-Iranian subfamily of Indo-European family of languages.
Baluch tribesman and his grandson

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