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  • Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

    04/01/2017 12:42:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ken Miller
    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84... Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union... Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...
  • "Everybody Wants A Little Peace" - Billy Gray's Hollywood Band Box Review

    03/12/2017 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill
    Youtube ^ | 1948
    "Everybody Wants A Little Peace" - Billy Gray's Hollywood Band Box Review
  • In Cold War 2.0, Can the American People Trust the Intelligence Community?

    01/17/2017 5:22:57 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    America is in the beginning stages of a new Cold War with Russia. And China. This time around, though, most of the Cold War will be fought along digital, technological lines, with each nation hacking the other for the purposes of espionage and sabotage. In the situation in which the American people and the incoming president find themselves, trusting the intelligence community has never mattered more. Unfortunately, trust must not only be needed; it must be earned. In that area, the intelligence community comes up short.As The New American has recently reported, the intelligence community’s inclusion of a spurious “dossier”...
  • Cold War continues – the American Cold Civil War

    01/16/2017 8:44:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Rolf Yungclas
    If we're going to make Congress and all of America great again, we need to continue working to drain that swamp of entrenched politicians Cold war was a term that took up common usage beginning in 1950s America to describe the ongoing conflict between the U.S and the Soviet Union. While not engaged in direct military action, the two nations were diametrically opposed to each other diplomatically, in proxy wars and in economic matters. An attitude of war toward each other but restrained, in this case by mutual assured destruction if they came to blows. Now America is in a...
  • Does a Modern Foreign Policy Require the US to Always Have Enemies?

    01/14/2017 7:51:27 AM PST · by pinochet · 37 replies
    During the time of the founding fathers, America did not have a foreign policy that included having enemies. George Washington warned Americans against too much attachment to foreign nations and causes. Even when Jefferson waged war on North African Arab Muslim nations that kidnapped American sailors, he did not have a foreign enemies list. A foreign policy based on always having enemies is the product of the Cold War. Always having enemies is profitable for defense corporations.
  • Moscow and New DC - Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before... [trunc.]

    01/11/2017 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | C. Raja Mohan
    Trump's USA may cooperate with Russia like never before, significantly altering global power equations. The invocation of the "foreign hand" to explain unexpected political developments is quite common in the [Indian] subcontinent. But the last place in the world to have a debate on the "foreign hand" is the United States. Usually, it is Washington that is accused of meddling in the internal affairs of other nations -- from promoting military coups to propping up friendly regimes and engineering regime changes. But right now, it is America that is debating the nature and extent of the Russian President Vladimir Putin's...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked Soviets To Intervene In 1984 Elections

    01/04/2017 2:50:23 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the...
  • It's time to bring back Ideological exclusion

    01/02/2017 8:03:08 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Back from vacation for the holidays and New Years, I've been watching some videos by Pastor Mark Dice from California, he has been doing fake petitions in universities and in Oceanside Beach which is located north of San Diego. These petitions include banning guns and having registered gun owners put in prisons or concentration camps. Also there are petitions making post birth abortions legal, making incest legal, making Karl Marx a candidate for the Democratic party or mandatory euthanasia for the elderly. The majority of of the signers are young naive liberals and marxists of course and your typical California...
  • The Cold War Is Over

    12/25/2016 12:42:31 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | 2016 | Peter Hitchens
    The misreading of Russia’s geopolitical situation is especially sad because for the first time in many decades there is much to hope for in Moscow. Out of utopian misery has come the prospect of rebirth. It is as yet incipient. But I see great possibilities in it, in the many once-blighted churches now open and loved and full again, in the reappearance of symbols of pre-Bolshevik Russia, in the growth of a generation not stunted and pitted by poisoned air and food, nor twisted by Communist ethics. Many Russians will never recover from the cynicism they were taught, the mistrust,...
  • 5 Ways the Soviet Union Could Have Won the Cold War (Or at Least Survived It)

    12/24/2016 7:58:23 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 24, 2016 | Tom Nichols
    As we look back tomorrow at the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, an important question should be raised: could the USSR actually have won the Cold War? Or maybe a better question: at least survived? That was something we asked Professor Tom Nichols of the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University back in 2014.
  • Cold War Redux: China Installs Weapons on All Artificial Islands in Contested Waters

    12/15/2016 4:53:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-15-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    The second -- 21 century version -- Cold War has officially started, courtesy of China: IMAGE CNN explains: The images, released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, show anti-aircraft guns plus other weapons systems that would guard against cruise missiles sitting in hexagonal structures on the islands. China has already built military-length airstrips on three of these artificial islands, previous analysis by the AMTI, part of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has shown. According to China, the weapons are purely meant for self-defense. Sadly for the red Chinese, nobody's willing to accept that explanation. China can...
  • Modern art was CIA ’weapon’

    01/19/2016 5:37:47 PM PST · by woofie · 47 replies
    Voltaire Network ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2010 | Frances Stonor Saunders
    Author of a masterful study on the CIA and the cultural Cold War, British historian Frances Stonor Saunders provided a detailed account for The Independent of the CIA’s covert role in sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painting in the United States. The CIA exploited this artistic movement as a showcase of freedom and free enterprise, and to counteract the influence that communist ideology still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West. For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art...
  • "We are poorer for the things you are looking at in these pictures"

    11/30/2016 11:58:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/2016 | Dickerman
    This is a good example of Liberal Psychosis. It bemoans the making poorer an America which out-spent the Russians on Cold War systems and equipment. Somehow, to the author, having defeated the USSR in the Cold War, has made America poorer, worse-off. Clearly, he wishes Russia had won the Cold War, to make America richer, more successful. I have not seen a more stupid article in a long time. Thank you, Washington Post, for reassuring us that Liberals know absolutely nothing about the real world. merit.
  • SAAB's Viggen Could Stick a Landing and Takeoff Again Like No Other Fighter

    11/29/2016 11:40:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Sweden has built some fascinating aircraft over the years, but the SAAB 37 Viggen has to be one of the most interesting. The jet was unique—its delta-canard configuration was cutting-edge, and its ability to operate in austere conditions made it quite independent compared to most other western fighters of the era. The Saab's unique engine choice not only resulted in its stout appearance, and also gave it unique performance characteristics—especially when it came to short field operations. In the early 1960s while turbojets still filled the sky SAAB designers pursued a turbofan engine for their new multi-role fighter-attack-reconnaissance-interceptor. The type...
  • Fidel Castro Communist Dictator Dead at 90 1926-2016

    11/26/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Bria Ball & Kyle Weissman
    It seems we have something more to be thankful for the day after Thanksgiving! On November 25th, 2016 after ruling over the poor people of Cuba for 57 years, Fidel Castro, AKA El Jaffe, El Commandant and the butcher died and entered eternity Godless and Christless as he lived and reigned. Born in the hamlet of Biran in 1926 to a hardworking Spanish farmer Angel Castro y Argiz, Castro was the illegitimate offspring by Angel and a cook, Lina Ruz Gonzales. Angel served as a soldier in the Spanish American war in Cuba and at wars end returned where he...
  • Black Friday Terror from Cuba’s Current Rulers

    11/26/2016 4:34:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Important note: this terror plot to murder thousands of American holiday shoppers was planned  by essentially the same Stalinist terror-sponsors who rule Cuba today and who receive an estimated $4 billion annually from the U.S.-- thanks mostly to Obama’s executive orders that loopholed the “Cuban embargo” half to death. For his transition team, President-elect Trump has just appointed a former Treasury Dept. official who probably ranks as the most knowledgeable American on how horribly the letter of U.S. law [the Cuban embargo] has been violated by Obama in his “opening” to the terror-sponsoring Castro regime. Consequently, nobody is better...
  • Why Are We Always Wrong About Russia? (By Reagan's most trusted Cold War advisor)

    11/23/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    Speech to World Affairs Council, Washington ^ | May 16, 2001 | Suzanne Massie
    I have been studying, working and going to Russia for 34 years. From the beginning I was lucky enough to meet and get to know a wide variety of Russians. During these many years whenever I went, it was always apparent that what I saw and heard was often diametrically different from both the official and the journalistic perception in the United States. I came to call it my worm’s eye view. The more I studied Russian history and culture the more I saw that the picture was always far more nuanced and complex than the judgments often characteristic of...
  • Putin's Nukes Could Wipe Out Entire American East Coast In Minutes

    10/27/2016 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 27, 2016 | By Tyler Durden
    Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world.
  • America and Britain's War over Cold War Missiles

    10/24/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Weintz
    Mark Twain probably didn’t make the famous quip, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes,” but the phrase’s sentiment often feels right. In discussing British independence, U.S. nuclear policy, strategic-weapons upgrades and a fraying “special relationship,” we could be discussing current events—or those of a half-century ago. In the late 1950s, Britain’s defense establishment faced some grim realities. The empire and its wealth were no more, and nuclear weapons were very costly. Although UK scientists played major roles in the Manhattan Project, postwar espionage and U.S. mistrust of the British led to a chill in collaboration and to the UK’s...
  • It's never been this bad? Remember 1968

    09/18/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/2016 | Richard Botkin
    Our nature as Americans, in focusing on the present, is to quickly forget the past. Today the omnipresent news and social media cycles remind us 24/7 that we are in a war with an enemy our leadership fails to fully acknowledge. And we are in an ongoing culture war battling political correctness, with PC forces aggressively on the offensive. For many these first nine months of 2016 seem to be without historical precedent, the world about to spin off its axis. We fail to remember that there was an existence before the Internet, before PC became the cause celebre for...