Know Your History: The Russo-Japanese War of 1904

The Russo-Japanese War of 1904

 

In 1904, Russia and Japan fought a war over Korea and China. This was a large conflict that threatened to shape the future of east Asia for centuries – but curiously, it was never organically resolved. Let’s take a look at this war together.

 

Shooting Your Enemy’s Leaders Seems To Work (In Cyrillic, At Least)

Shooting Your Enemy’s Leaders Seems To Work (In Cyrillic, At Least)

 

I am all about learning lessons from the current Goat Rodeo in Ukraine to apply here at home where the real enemies are.

One of those lessons is this:

EVERY MAN a Rifleman!

Because the Most Dangerous Thing in the World is a Dedicated Man and his Rifle!

Because it’s not just about Shooting People, it’s about Shooting the RIGHT People.

 

Train Frequently and Prepare Accordingly.

Know Your Weapons: Russian 6P41 PKP Pecheneg

6P41 PKP Pechentheg: Belt Fed Vodka Blaster

 

This 7.62x54R belt-fed monster is the most common General Purpose Machine Gun in the third world.

It has the weight of a M249 SAW and packs the punch of a M240B.

Pre-WWIII Practice Exam

Pre-WWIII Practice Exam

 

Here’s a simple way to test your understanding of the current US-Russia standoff. All you need to do is answer one very-basic question about the nature of the conflict, and that answer will determine whether you understand what is actually going on or not. Here’s the question:

What is the source of the confrontation between the US and Russia in the Ukraine:

  1. Russia has amassed over 100,000 combat troops near Ukraine’s eastern border and is threatening to invade.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to rebuild the Soviet Empire by expanding Russia’s territory beyond its borders.

  3. The western media has concocted a fake storyline about a “Russian invasion” to divert attention from Moscow’s reasonable demands for legally-binding security guarantees that address the pressing issue of hostile foreign armies (NATO) and nuclear missiles on Russia’s doorstep.

  4. None of the above.

If you picked Number 3, then pat yourself on the back, that is the right answer. (Please, see: “There Is No Russian Invasion Threat To Ukraine”, Moon of Alabama; Quote: “The story of Russian preparations for an invasion of the Ukraine is made up from whole cloth.”) The current crisis has nothing to do with the fictitious “Russian invasion” that was invented to conceal the real issue. The real issue is Russian security and the demands that Russia has made in the form of two draft treaty agreements. The western media– in concert with the Intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the Biden administration, and the US foreign policy establishment– have done everything in their power to prevent the American people from reading the contents of these draft treaties for fear that they will see that Russia’s demands are both reasonable and appropriate. Russia isn’t asking for anything more than any sovereign country should expect. As FDR famously said, “Security for one, is security for all.” We support that sentiment and we think the American people do too.

*Some really Helpful Maps via Matt Bracken.