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  • Global Strategist: Judgment Day Is Coming: “This Will Be The Most Important Event Of Our Lives”

    11/17/2014 10:44:21 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-17-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo November 16th, 2014 There are few events that could lead to a truly cataclysmic upheaval of the global order. Right now, half a world away and out of the view of most Americans, exactly such developments have been set into motion. These events are so significant that they promise to shape the geopolitical landscape for decades to come. And, should the trend continue unabated it is only a matter of time before the American way of life as we have come to know it is no more. So says Casey Research Chief Global Strategist Marin Katusa in his...
  • Prince David Chavchavadze - obituary

    11/10/2014 9:21:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2014
    Prince David Chavchavadze was a CIA agent during the cold war who was descended from Tsar Nicholas I of Imperial Russia and became friendly with Stalin's daughter Prince David Chavchavadze, who has died aged 90, was descended from the royal families of both Russia and Georgia, and served as a cold war case officer with the CIA for 25 years; he later made his mark as a writer and historian... Prince David Chavchavadze, born May 20 1924, died October 5 2014
  • Military 'near misses' rise dramatically between Russia and NATO: report

    11/10/2014 8:01:41 AM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 10, 2014 | Arthur Bright
    A new report out of Europe says that Russian military confrontations and "near misses" with NATO nations have seen a dramatic uptick in 2014. It warns that Russia must reevaluate its military policy and that NATO and Russia must improve communications to avoid potentially catastrophic confrontations. The report, released today by the European Leadership Network (ELN), a British think tank focused on regional security, chronicles some 40 incidents over eight months in which Russian military forces committed "violations of national airspace, emergency scrambles, narrowly avoided mid-air collisions, close encounters at sea, and other dangerous actions" across Europe and near North...
  • Winston Churchill's 'bid to nuke Russia' to win Cold War - uncovered in secret FBI files

    11/09/2014 10:16:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 74 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 November 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals. The previously unseen memorandum from the FBI archives details how Britain’s wartime leader made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947. Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West. The note, written by an FBI agent, reports that Churchill urged Right-wing Republican Senator Styles Bridges to persuade President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack which would ‘wipe out’ the Kremlin...
  • Gorbachev warns world ‘on brink of new Cold War’

    11/08/2014 7:21:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 8:33 AM EST | Frank Jordans
    Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday. The 83-year-old accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the communist bloc a quarter century ago. The result, he said, could partly be seen in the inability of global powers to prevent or resolve conflicts in Yugoslavia, the Middle East and most recently Ukraine. “The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s...
  • In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis

    10/30/2014 9:09:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Oct 2014 | Eric Lichtblau
    In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show. At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, law enforcement and intelligence leaders like J. Edgar Hoover at the F.B.I. and Allen Dulles at the C.I.A. aggressively recruited onetime Nazis of all ranks as secret, anti-Soviet “assets,” declassified records show. They believed the ex-Nazis’ intelligence value against the Russians outweighed...
  • Post-Cold War Recession Myths Debunked

    10/30/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The oft-perpetuated myth, that rapid economic reforms post-Cold War drove the Eastern bloc into early recession, has been debunked by an economics professor at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute’s conference on the Cold War. In his research, economics professor Oleh Havrylyshyn, who works at the University of Toronto and George Washington University, found that “countries that moved early, moved fastest, and went furthest in market liberal and market reforms are the very same countries that have had very sharp increases in GDP per capita.” He compared Ukraine to Poland and concluded, “Poland and Ukraine had about the same standard...
  • Expelled Nazis collected millions in Social Security

    10/21/2014 7:13:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/21/14 | Rising, Hershaft, Lardner
    This undated handout provided by the Justice Department shows Arthur Rudolph, one of hundreds of scientists brought to the US after World War II despite their Nazi past. An Associated Press investigation found dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States. An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. Brief profiles of a few...
  • Swedish military releases photo of mysterious ‘foreign vessel’ (Russian sub?)

    10/19/2014 9:44:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    AFP-JIJI ^ | OCT 20, 2014
    STOCKHOLM – The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast of Stockholm on Friday, 200 men, several stealth ships, minesweepers and helicopters have been searching the sea around islands about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the Swedish capital. “This is not ours, it’s a foreign vessel,” Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad told reporters, pointing to a grainy photo taken on Sunday morning by a...
  • David Greenglass, Spy Who Helped Seal the Rosenbergs’ Doom, Dies at 92

    10/14/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2014 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    It was the most notorious spy case of the Cold War — the conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union — and it rested largely on the testimony of Ms. Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, an Army sergeant who had stolen nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M. For his role in the conspiracy, Mr. Greenglass went to prison for almost a decade, then changed his name and lived quietly until a journalist tracked him down. He admitted then, nearly a half-century later, that he had lied on the witness stand to save...
  • Cold War Era Spies

    10/10/2014 11:45:13 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 4/5/2014 | David Chambers, et al.
    Panelists talked about re-evaluating the lives, motivations, and legacies of American and Soviet Cold War era spies such as Whittaker Chambers, Morton Sobell, Morris Childs, and Julia Brown as new information has been declassified by the CIA and the FBI.  David Chambers presented “Whittaker Chambers and the Global Network of Great Illegals, 1932-1935.” Jason Roberts presented “An Examination of the Rosenberg Grand Jury Transcripts.” John Fox presented “The FBI’s Eyes on the Communist World: Morris Childs, Cold War Intelligence and the Sino-Soviet Spilt.” “The Dueling Loyalties of Cold War Era Spies of the U.S. Government and the Soviet Union” was...
  • Rockin' the Wall will be in FL this week!

    10/06/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT · by LS · 1 replies
    self ^ | 10/6/2014 | LS
    Our film tour continues in central and west FL this week. I'll be in Winter Garden, Friday, 10/10 at the Garden Theatre, then at Ave Maria University on Saturday. The film is free, so come on out, bring your copies of "Patriot's History of the United States" or your other books and I'll sign them! Next Tues., 10/14, I'll be in Wheeling, WV at Oglebay Towngate Theater for a screening.
  • Rockin' the Wall at Eureka, Chicago

    10/05/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    self ^ | 10/5/2014 | LS
    Illinois Freepers, I'll be at Eureka College on 10/30 showing our film "Rockin' the Wall," about music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Check with Eureka for the time, but I'm pretty sure the show is free. I'll be there for the Q&A and booksigning. I am scheduled to have the film in Chicago at the Theater for the Arts associated with the Polish American Film Festival on 12/1, but as of now, I'm about two sponsors short of covering all costs there. If you are interested, and can help, let me know. Sponsors get on-screen credit; credit on...
  • Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?

    10/01/2014 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    They don't hand out master's degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve one. Obama is mired in a geopolitical mess of his own making, from the Ukraine to the ISIS menace, yet Friedman's decided to argue that Obama shouldn't be harshly judged. His era is much more complicated than Reagan's, you see. "I'll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president," he claimed. Reagan's era was defined by a capitalist-communist competition between "two organized superpowers," while Obama's era centers on a puzzling conflict "between...
  • Tom Friedman says Reagan had it easy compared to Obama

    09/28/2014 11:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The rationalizations for Obama’s failures are already beginning, and Tom Friedman employs the laziest of all strategies, tearing down a great man to make a small man look bigger. In his Sunday column in the New York Times, Friedman makes a number of highly dubious points. These days there is a lot of “if-only-Obama-could-lead-like-Reagan” talk by conservatives. I’ll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president. On the question of the domestic economy, there can be little doubt. Reagan inherited far higher unemployment and high inflation, and within a year or so had...
  • NATO at the heart of a new Cold War, says former Ambassador

    09/15/2014 9:23:19 PM PDT · by DTA · 12 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 2014-09-09 | James Bissett
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was meant to be a purely defensive organization. When the Brussels Treaty of 1948 established the European Defence Alliance of five European countries, it was Canada’s Minister of Foreign affairs, Louis St. Laurent, who proposed the alliance be expanded to include the United States and Canada. One year later, in April 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was born. The primary purpose of the new organization was to defend member states from any attack from the Soviet Union and to act in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. NATO was born...
  • Ex-US Navy officer who spied for Soviets dies in prison

    08/29/2014 7:08:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John Walker Jr was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing codes and other sensitive data to the USSR. He had recruited his son, his brother and friend to continue spying after he retired. All were convicted.
  • Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them

    08/24/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Our President may be a well-educated and a very smart guy, but he seems to have skipped out on his world history classes. He certainly would have learned the absolutely true saying that “history repeats itself.” He would also know that any dithering with ISIS will only cause us more pain and lost lives in the future. History does repeat itself, and regularly. A perfect example has been on display with the debt crisis in Argentina. The country has defaulted on its debt. Its President, Cristina Kirchner, did not accept blame for the default. She pointed the finger at two...
  • A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad [Pat Buchanan warns against US involvement in Ukraine and Eastern Europe]

    07/29/2014 5:48:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/29/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November. But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation. Specifically, they should spend time reading S. 2277, the "Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014," introduced by Sen. Bob Corker on May 1, and endorsed by half of the Senate's GOP caucus. As ranking Republican on the foreign relations committee, Corker is in line to...
  • US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia

    07/25/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 186 replies
    Yahoo News/ABC ^ | 7-25-2014 | Lee Ferran
    As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case. “We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, America’s top military officer, said at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday evening. “What the military does when faced with these crises...
  • Eduard Shevardnadze, Former Georgian President, Dies At 86

    07/07/2014 11:33:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | July 07, 2014 | BILL CHAPPELL
    Former Soviet minister and Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, who is credited with helping end the Cold War, died Monday after a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media. To remind you of the former leader's career, NPR's Corey Flintoff has this report for our Newscast unit: "White-haired and dapper, Eduard Shevardnadze was the face of Soviet foreign policy during the era when President Mikhail Gorbachev was attempting to liberalize the Communist bloc. "He was admired by counterparts in the West — but many Russians came to blame him, along with Gorbachev, for the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. "Shevardnadze...
  • U.S. official: 'Dangerous' Russian jet fly-by was 'straight out of a movie'

    06/04/2014 12:02:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-3-2014 | Jim Sciutto and Barbara Starr
    A Russian fighter jet buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. military plane in April, a U.S. official said Tuesday, describing the fly-by as "straight out of a movie." The Russian jet flew within 100 feet of the nose of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and Japan, a Defense Department official said. The fly-by "put the lives of the U.S. crew in jeopardy," the U.S. official said, calling it "one of the most dangerous close passes in decades." The incident occurred on April 23, the Defense Department official said, when a U.S. Air...
  • The Secret Ex-Nazi Army That Guarded West Germany

    05/29/2014 7:57:34 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 19 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 05/29/2014 | Michael Peck
    If the Soviets had invaded West Germany in the early days of the Cold War, they would have found more than a hodgepodge of NATO troops waiting for them. They would also have confronted a secret army of Hitler’s former soldiers, waiting to settle scores with the Communists. Considering the brutal, take-no-prisoners warfare on the Eastern Front in World War II, former German SS troopers fighting vengeful Red Army troops—again—would have been the height of savagery. The German magazine Der Spiegel discovered a file buried for years in the archives of the BND, Germany’s spy agency. The documents reveal that...
  • Russian Prime Minister: Second Cold War Coming

    05/20/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Melanie Batley
    The United States and Russia are approaching "a second Cold War," and President Barack Obama is to blame for the deteriorating relations between the countries, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Medvedev said Russia is preparing retaliatory steps in response to the sanctions the United States imposed on the country due to the escalation of conflict in Ukraine. "We are slowly but surely moving toward a second Cold War, which no one needs," Medvedev said. "Why am I saying this? Because a competent politician knows how to make reserved, careful subtle, wise, and intelligent...
  • Phantom Menace: How unproven, widely-mocked technology scared the Soviets into ending the Cold War

    05/12/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 11, 2014 | Ken Adelman, Fmr. US Arms Ctrl. Dir.
    For decades, Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)—an ambitious ground- and space-based “shield” to protect the United States from nuclear ballistic missiles—has been mocked and criticized. First proposed by the president in 1983, it was immediately dubbed “Star Wars” by the mainstream media and dismissed as unscientific, infeasible and even counter-productive. The Union of Concerned Scientists, 100,000 members strong, was fierce in its opposition. The Arms Control Association declared that SDI would end arms control, while some Soviets felt SDI would end the world. Domestic critics became furious, and the Kremlin went ballistic. But while Reagan’s critics might not have...
  • Spies, Spooks, And Rock 'n' Roll At Twilight Of The Cold War

    05/06/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    WASHINGTON -- A pro-Kremlin lawmaker spawned a tsunami of scorn in Russia this week by alleging that Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi's Perestroika-era anthems were composed by CIA operatives trying to destabilize the Soviet regime. Friends, acquaintances, and fans of the late frontman of the legendary band, Kino, call the claims ridiculous. But the U.S. government was keenly aware of the power of rock ’n’ roll to rattle its Cold War rival, according to “Free to Rock,” a new documentary that explores the impact of rock music on Soviet society. The White House, in fact, played a hands-on role in...
  • Carney's Red Art

    04/13/2014 1:28:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that we know that Presidential spokesman Jay Carney and his wife, ABC correspondent Claire Shipman decorate their house with Soviet art, it is time to take a look at exactly which messages the DC power couple choose to surround themselves and their children with. First, take a look at the photograph provided by the Washingtonian Magazine, and annotated by The Week: Now, let’s focus on the poster on the right...
  • Who Really Won the Cold War?

    04/05/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Diana West
    Whether the Cold War is back, it's an apt moment to strike up a wider conversation about a couple of central questions from my book "American Betrayal." Why did the West fail to claim an ideological or moral victory at the apparent end of the Cold War? Did the West really even win the Cold War? If we go back in time and listen, we hear no consensus click over signs that an unalloyed U.S.-led triumph over communist ideology had taken place; nor do we find a sense of national thanksgiving for the forces of good -- or, at...
  • We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin)

    03/23/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | March 22, 2014 | Peter Hitchens
    Stupidity and ignorance rule the world. The trouble is that the stupid and the ignorant think that they are clever and well-informed. Take Mrs Hillary Clinton, next President of the United States and former chief of American foreign policy. She has directly compared Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Hitler. And she has compared events in Crimea to the Czech crisis of 1938. Dozens of other politicians and grandiose journalists are currently doing the same. It’s the one thing they think they know about history – that Britain’s pathetic Neville Chamberlain didn’t stand up to evil Adolf Hitler in 1938 at Munich...
  • Was Patton killed?

    12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 167 replies · 8+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2010 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
    Sixty-five years ago this month, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., hero of World War II and an outspoken critic of the Soviets, was en route to a Sunday hunting trip, a day before permanently leaving Europe, when he was critically injured in a vehicle accident on a deserted two lane highway near Mannheim, Germany. A large US army truck that Patton’s driver later said was waiting for them, suddenly — and without signaling — abruptly turned into his limousine’s path, causing a head-on crash. Even though Patton had an aide with him and the driver of the truck had one...
  • Obama announces (most comprehensive since end of the Cold War) sanctions on Russian officials

    03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. The sanctions are the most comprehensive since the end of the Cold War. Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment.
  • Obama & Putin - Trapped In Macho Game Of “Chicken” Over Ukraine - Whole World Could Pay The Price

    03/08/2014 12:25:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 6, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    The U.S. government and the Russian government have both been forced into positions where neither one of them can afford to back down. If Barack Obama backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for having been beaten by Vladimir Putin once again. If Putin backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for abandoning the Russians that live in Crimea. In essence, Obama and Putin find themselves trapped in a macho game of "chicken" and critics on both sides stand ready to pounce on the one who backs down. But this is not...
  • Scraping the Rust Off the Iron Curtain

    03/07/2014 7:23:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Peter Morici
    All is easy to attribute to Vladimir Putin’s appetite for empire, but for a long time now the West has pursued economic policies toward Russia that ill serve its objectives. Since the Berlin Wall came down, the United States and its European allies have acted as if Russia’s transition to a non-threatening democracy could be hastened through economic engagement. After World War II, deepening trade helped end centuries of enmity among western European states. Russia provides 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas—half flows through Ukraine—and it is a major supplier of crude oil and other resource based products to the...
  • When Putin Met Reagan

    03/05/2014 5:55:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    Iconic Photos ^ | 12-7-2009 | Alex Selwyn-Holmes
    When Putin Met Reagan Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes December 7, 2009 In May 1988, President Ronald Reagan travelled to Moscow for his 4th summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. The Soviets prepared a grand welcome; buildings across from the Kremlin were repainted, streets repaved and trees and flowers planted along the boulevards. The president’s schedule included attending the Bolshoi Ballet, speaking to students at Moscow’s State University and visiting Danilov Monastery, while First Lady would tour Leningrad.The visit was not without its own share of diplomatic incidents. The First Couple took an unscheduled walk through the Arbat, a Moscow shopping pedestrian street,...
  • Obama to Putin: "The Cold War's Over" Putin To Obama: "No, it Never Ended"

    03/05/2014 9:16:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - How Barack Obama deals with Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely define his presidency in the history books. But after five years of coddling Moscow and its brutal, authoritarian regime, there's little confidence left in his leadership. The immediate reaction among Washington's top political and media power centers to President Vladimir Putin's audacious military incursion in Crimea is that it's the result of Obama's foreign policy incompetence in an increasingly dangerous world. One in which we face a treacherous foe who thinks the Cold War never ended. "Obama's critics assert that this is largely his doing --...
  • 1936, the Sequel

    03/05/2014 8:39:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    What an Oscar-winning production: No sooner had the Olympic torch been doused at Sochi than Russian troops, in uniform and out, began landing in Crimea. The script was as familiar as "Casablanca" as key points are seized, highways blocked, airports occupied, parliament buildings taken over, and the flag of the once and future Occupying Power raised everywhere. Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has aggression been so glamorously presaged, the mailed fist wrapped in such a velveteen glove. Even the excuse for this barely concealed act of aggression is borrowed from the Nazi Anschluss with Austria: An oppressed...
  • Tune out the war party!

    03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 67 replies
    WND ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech. When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash...
  • Winston Churchill : The Iron Curtain Speech, at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on March 5, 1946

    03/01/2014 8:08:40 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    The History Guide ^ | March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill
    ...the United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. ....when American military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words "over-all strategic concept". There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the...
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  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Cold war spy Kuklinski movie premieres in Warsaw (SEE TRAILER)

    02/06/2014 2:28:38 PM PST · by lizol · 5 replies
    thenews.pl ^ | 05.02.2014
    Cold war spy Kuklinski movie premieres in Warsaw 05.02.2014 09:10 President Bronislaw Komorowski has heaped praise on a new movie about a Polish colonel who defected to the CIA in 1972, saying the hero of the film deserves to be honoured by Poland. “This film, thanks to wonderful acting, and a script that's rooted in real history, will always make a tremendous impression,” Komorowski said at the premiere of Jack Strong in Warsaw. “It's an extraordinary film about an extraordinary man,” he added. The movie follows the career of the late Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (pseudonym Jack Strong), who handed thousands...
  • Air Force Swears: Our Nuke Launch Code Was Never '00000000'

    01/21/2014 4:11:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 | DAN LAMOTHE
    For nearly a decade, an awkward debate has raged about the U.S. military's nuclear force: Did top Air Force officials really choose "00000000" as a code that could enable the launch of a nuclear missile? Ten years later, in a document obtained by Foreign Policy, the U.S. military told Congress that it never happened. But is the Pentagon telling the truth? Bruce Blair, a nuclear security expert and former launch officer , says no. Blair, now a scholar and author at Princeton University, first raised the idea in a piece published in 2004. He accused the Air Force of circumventing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 21 JAN 2014

    01/20/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range is a rocket range of almost 3,200 square miles area, the largest military installation in the United States. WSMR includes the Oscura Range and the WSMR Otera Mesa bombing range. WSMR and the 600,000-acre Fort Bliss Range Complex to the south form a contiguous swath of territory for military testing. White Sands Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily for the support of research, development, test, and evaluation of weapon and space systems, subsystems, and components. WSMR, established in...
  • Yes, the CIA Flew U-2 Spy Planes From Aircraft Carriers

    01/16/2014 8:21:12 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Medium.com via Real Clear Histroy ^ | January 13, 2014 | By Steve Weintz
    On May 1, 1960, the Soviet Union shot down a CIA U-2 spy plane and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers. It was an international crisis for America’s intelligence agencies. A planned summit between Pres. Dwight Eisenhower and Premier Nikita Khrushchev was scuttled, much to Eisenhower’s embarrassment and to the fury of the Pakistanis, from whose territory the flight had been launched. First flown in 1957, the 63-foot-long, jet-powered U-2—capable of flying as high as 70,000 feet—is still used by the U.S. Air Force. But after the Powers incident, basing the plane in foreign countries became problematic. Their mere presence...
  • TV Spies of the Cold War Era

    01/06/2014 9:05:10 AM PST · by Saint X · 14 replies
    U,S. Naval Institute ^ | U.S. Naval Institute
    During the 1980s with no end of the Cold War in sight, the CIA became alarmed at the number of Soviet spies working for the U.S. who were being arrested and executed. The U.S. network of informants within the USSR was rapidly being dismantled, severely damaging American intelligence gathering capabilities. It became apparent that the CIA had a mole who was compromising their efforts. Based on the book Circle of Treason by former CIA agent Sandy Grimes, the ABC series The Assets dramatizes the events and investigation leading to the arrest of traitor Aldrich Ames. The show is a grim...
  • Ukraine: The Mother of God Destroyed the Soviet Empire.

    12/29/2013 12:56:58 PM PST · by steelhead_trout · 87 replies
    Zenit ^ | May 25, 2012 | Marie-Pauline Meyer
    Archbishop Schevchuk: As a teenager, at that time I was not aware of the dangers because it was completely a secret and every teenager had his own secret. Neither my mother nor my father were aware of this and this was my personal secret. It was after a year that I understood the dangers that could have resulted had I been discovered by the secret police. My parents: my mother was a music teacher and my father was an engineer. Had I been discovered my parents would have lost their jobs. Many people in Ukraine, in the past, who were...
  • We Are Not Locked in a New Cold War, but China and Russia are Bringing Back Cold War Tactics.

    12/28/2013 8:55:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | Decemer 27, 2013 | Anne Applebaum
    Full Title:The Return of History We are not locked in a new Cold War, but China and Russia are bringing back Cold War tactics. “Is this a new Cold War?” Every time I say anything to anyone anywhere about Russia nowadays, that’s what I’m asked. And there is a clear answer: No. This is not a new Cold War. Neither the United States nor Europe is locked in a deadly, apocalyptic competition with Russia, China, or anyone else. We are not fighting proxy wars. The world has not been divided into two Orwellian halves, democrats vs. communists. But although we...
  • Why the India-US relationship is in such a mess

    12/26/2013 7:53:54 AM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 21 replies
    Just how strong were the ties between the world's largest and oldest democracies that an incident involving a diplomat and a maid led to anger threatening the relationship itself to cold war era? Or had the relationship been weakening in the past few years, masked by the empty symbolism of State dinners, asks Devesh Kapur. The sharp deterioration in India-US relations stemming from Devyani Khobragade's arrest raises a question: Just how strong were the ties between the world's largest and oldest democracies -- whose common value systems supposedly make them 'natural allies' -- that an incident involving a diplomat and...
  • The Kennedys and McCarthyism

    11/23/2013 7:48:54 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Kennedy Assassination ^ | 1995 | John McAdams
    Joseph Kennedy had befriended McCarthy because he found him to be a likable fellow Irish-Catholic who had all the right ideas on the domestic communist menace. These warm feelings were quickly transferred to the entire Kennedy family. JFK liked the fact that McCarthy went after the "elites" in the State Department whom JFK regarded with contempt. (13) Even before McCarthy made accusations against the State Department of subversion, JFK had already aligned himself with the militant anti-communists who blamed the Truman State Department for the "loss" of China. So JFK declared on the House floor in January 1949. "The responsibility...
  • A day that should live in infamy

    11/15/2013 12:03:35 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 20 replies
    Jewish ^ | November 15, 2013 | Diana West
    On Saturday, Nov. 16, the United States marks a milestone: the 80th anniversary of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Soviet Union and "normalized" U.S.-USSR relations. It is a day that should live in infamy. But it's a day that hardly anyone has ever heard of. I certainly hadn't before researching my book, "American Betrayal." As I studied the event, however, it became clear that it was on this day 80 years ago that what I call "American betrayal" began. It is the date on which the U.S. government institutionally learned to lie. After the Bolsheviks seized dictatorial powers...