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  • The Short, Daring Life of Lilya Litvyak

    01/15/2020 5:34:47 AM PST · by NorseViking · 39 replies
    The Paris Review ^ | October 6, 2017 | Edward White
    On June 22, 1941, the Third Reich launched its ill-fated invasion of Russia. It was pestilential in scale; more than three million Axis soldiers swarmed Russia’s borders in a matter of hours, overwhelming Soviet defenses. Hitler regarded the peoples of the Soviet Union to be a subhuman rabble against whom victory was inevitable. But the supposed Untermensch turned out to be ferocious opponents, hardened by decades of deprivation and fueled by an unbending love of country. Among those supercharged patriots were eight hundred thousand women who volunteered for frontline action, in roles such as snipers, machine gunners, and tank drivers....
  • Moscow plans to ruin the Baltic states' ports and to destroy the "Baltic railway" project

    12/24/2019 2:15:37 AM PST · by NorseViking · 21 replies
    Tygodnik TVP ^ | December 20, 2019 | MAREK BUDZISZ
    The Baltic States earn a lot on transit of goods and raw materials from the East to the West, but Moscow intends to deprive them of their income, moving its transit to its own ports. Moscow uses a combination of military and economic means against the Baltic states that may be workable. The American Ministry of Finance within the so-called Global Magnitsky act introduced in December included a black list of people, blocking their assets in the United States. That list include several high-ranking foreign officials and politicians suspected of involvement in large scale corruption. Magnitsky was a lawyer and...
  • A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys at the Mark Hotel

    12/23/2019 12:42:25 PM PST · by MAGA_patriot · 41 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | 12/23/2019 | Olivia Nuzzi
    As the black SUV came to a stop on 33rd Street in Manhattan, its lights flashing, a pale hand stretched through the open window of the passenger door and gave a little wave. It was attached to Rudy Giuliani, who smiled from behind his tortoiseshell sunglasses. He apologized for being late. “Couldn’t go on sidewalks like I used to,” he said, mourning a perk of his past life as mayor. It was early in the afternoon on Sunday, December 8, and Giuliani had just returned from Ukraine, where he said he was looking for information to undermine the case to...
  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • Turkey drops block on defence plan for Baltics - NATO chief

    12/04/2019 10:33:47 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2019 | Reuters
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Turkey had dropped its block on a plan to bolster the defences of Baltic states and Poland against Russia. He told a news conference after an alliance summit outside London that NATO leaders did not discuss the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey views as a terrorist organisation. Ahead of the summit, Ankara had refused to back the NATO defence plan for the Baltics and Poland until it received more support for its battle with the YPG, including other alliance members recognising it as a terrorist group. In a final press conference...
  • Trump’s Openness Is Forcing A Stronger NATO And Europe

    12/03/2019 1:50:09 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    The American people and the world are witnessing a revolution of openness brought on by none other than the frank, brusk, always to the point methods of President Trump. This was on full display this week as Trump held public press conferences with world leaders during the NATO meeting in London, and repeatedly had shockingly open and honest discussions — the things that have always been kept behind closed doors in the past, and then reported via leaks through a partisan media. Trump’s method forces difficult issues out into the light without the bias filter. With French President Emmanuel Macron,...
  • 'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

    12/01/2019 9:13:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/19 | Yoni Kempinski
    Arutz Sheva spoke with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), at a gathering of its Standing Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. How more challenging and scary has being a Jew in Europe become? "It's very challenging, as an individual and as a community." You're referring to fears of anti-Semitism? "Yes. We witnessed an attack on Yom Kippur in eastern Germany, not ISIS - Neo-Nazis. In the last years, no Jews were killed by neo-Nazis in Europe. It's a whole new phenomenon." "We have problems today from the left and the right and the center. This is...
  • Trump administration to reduce NATO aid

    11/27/2019 5:49:00 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 27 replies
    No Excerpt due to USA Today. Link: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-administration-reduce-nato-aid-215515120.html
  • Russia criticises U.S. general over plan to destroy Kaliningrad air defences

    09/20/2019 8:48:26 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 15 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2019
    MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Russia on Friday accused the United States of brazenly threatening it after a senior U.S. general said Washington had drawn up a plan in case it needed to destroy air defences in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave in Europe. U.S. General Jeffrey Harrigian said on Tuesday that "If we have to go in there to take down, for instance, the Kaliningrad IADS (Integrated Air Defense System), let there be no doubt we have a plan to go after that," the Breaking Defense magazine reported. Kaliningrad is a Russian region that lies on the Baltic Sea between EU...
  • 80th anniversary of Stalin-Hitler friendship: All you need no know about Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    08/23/2019 12:03:14 PM PDT · by AdmSmith · 23 replies
    112 UA ^ | 23AUG2019 | Staff
    The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a document that became the "last prelude" before the outbreak of World War II. After 80 years, we’ll try again to look back into the past and remember how it all happened. At the end of June 1939, negotiations on the normalization of relations between the Soviet Union and Germany began. In July, there was the talk of a trade agreement and a plan to improve relations between countries, which included political rapprochement. During a meeting with the military on August 14, Adolf Hitler announced his intention to start a war with Poland, since "UK and...
  • Idema Lawyer Wants Trial Moved

    08/11/2004 4:47:39 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer | August 11, 2004 | Greg Barnes
    The lawyer for Jonathan Keith ''Jack'' Idema said Tuesday that he doesn't think Idema can get a fair trial in an Afghan court. Idema, who is from Fayetteville, has been held in an Afghan jail since his July 5 arrest on charges of kidnapping and torturing Afghan citizens. Two other Americans, Brent Bennett of Fayetteville and Ed Caraballo of New York, are being held with him. Idema has been identified as the leader of the group. He has said he and the others were hunting down terrorists. A hearing in a Kabul court for the three men was set to...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Phishing Scheme That Fleeced Facebook, Google Of $100 Million

    03/25/2019 8:53:26 PM PDT · by deport · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 20198:25 PM ET | Vanessa Romo
    A Lithuanian man pleaded guilty last week to bilking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million in an elaborate scheme involving a fake company, fake emails and fake invoices. In an indictment unsealed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York last week, the Department of Justice alleged that Evaldas Rimasauskas and other unnamed co-conspirators impersonated the Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer, Quanta Computer — with which both tech companies do business — by setting up a company in Latvia with the same name. Using myriad forged invoices, contracts, letters, corporate stamps, and general confusion created by...
  • A Strategic look at the US –EU-Iran Relation After Zarif Resignation

    02/27/2019 1:30:17 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 2 replies
    Iran News Wire | Feb.27,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan. Mahmoudi After the nationwide uprising started in Iran in Dec.2017 the US – Iran relation entered into a new phase of escalation, and now perhaps more so than ever, US relations concerns about Iran dominate the American media and policy-making discussions. The United States has a set of policies to change Iran’s behavior In his first speech as secretary of state, Pompeo declared that Iran must withdraw all its forces from Syria, stop supporting its allies Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen. It must halt production of long-range missiles, stop uranium enrichment allowed under the nuclear agreement,...
  • It is Time[charismatic caucus]

    02/09/2019 11:28:00 PM PST · by Jedediah
    It is time for us to flow as one through each day so now as you ponder , as you sleep and when you are not sure just know I AM here to fill your mind and voice with The Father's Will and this is The Manifold Wisdom My Spirit brings and causes to bear fruit through your hand in mine. So let us become one with The Father and begin to walk in The Garden of your Life All together As One . John 4:34 Then Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent...
  • A 'Free Russia' Will be a 'National' Russia or It Won’t be at All

    01/31/2019 2:06:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Eurasia - New Series ^ | Jan 29, 2019
    Many people believe that nationalism and democracy are antithetical, Dimitry Savvin says; but the only successful transitions in East Europe and the former Soviet space from occurred where nationalism reinforced democratic ideas. The same thing will be true for a free Russia or such a state will not exist. The émigré Russian nationalist says, the success stories in the former communist region have been Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Georgia, in each of which democracy and nationalism reinforced one another. In these cases, Savvin continues, “nationalist ideology, in sync with anti-communism and an orientation toward Euro-Atlantic...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • A great shaking[charismatic caucus]

    01/20/2019 1:34:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A GREAT SHAKING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR TO OPEN ALL EYES I see The Lord Jesus standing in the courts with a Scroll in His left hand and a standard or sceptor in His right hand , and I hear Him saying " What I AM about to do will shake the hearts of all mankind and open their eyes to their True Lord God And Savior for The Earth is about to shudder as its Axis is altered changing it's coarse and balance . So watch now as even your days and nights shall be adjusted from where they...
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created “The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups.” The problem with this is that the EU labels as “neo-fascist” and “neo-Nazi” all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. “MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards ‘right-wing organisations’ in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • The remains of a victim of the Lithuanian invasion of 1354 discovered in the "Pompeii of Warmia"

    09/10/2018 6:42:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Science in Poland ^ | September 7, 2018 | Marcin Boguszewski, tr. RL
    Archaeologists conducting excavations near Barczewko discovered the skeleton of a man killed in 1354 during the Lithuanian invasion. This place is called the "Pompeii of Warmia" because the ruins of the city destroyed during the invasion are preserved intact. According to Dr. Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz from the University of Gdaƒsk, who leads the research at Barczewko, the find is yet another confirmation of the unique nature of this archaeological site, which is an invaluable source of knowledge about the beginnings of colonization in Warmia. The skeleton of a man who died almost 700 years ago during the destruction of one of...