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  • Putin Putting Russia's Fate in Iranian Hands?

    02/21/2011 5:14:02 AM PST · by captjanaway · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 21, 2011 | Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC (ret)
    Rather than the January 24th suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (that claimed 36 lives and wounded almost 200) giving rise to a soul searching by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, it has sadly given rise to hypocrisy on his part. Moscow’s investigation into the attack is still ongoing. But earlier this month, in a very chilling video, Doku Umarov—the self-styled emir of the Causasus Emirate—claimed responsibility for it.Threatening further attacks, Umarov said, "With Allah's grace, we will make this year for you a year of blood and tears."
  • On Slog to Safety, Seething at West-(Asking When is NATO coming?)

    08/11/2008 4:35:33 PM PDT · by Flavius · 27 replies · 106+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/10/08 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER and ELLEN BARRY
    In retreat, the Georgian soldiers were so tired they could not keep from stumbling. Their arms were loaded with rucksacks and ammunition boxes; they had dark circles under their eyes. Officers ran up and down the line, barking for them to go faster. All along the road was grief. Old men pushed wheelbarrows loaded with bags or led cows by tethers. They drove tractors and rickety Ladas packed with suitcases and televisions. As a column of soldiers passed through Gori, a black-robed priest came out of his church and made the sign of the cross again and again. One soldier,...