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  • US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine

    04/19/2014 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 189 replies
    Trevour Loudon ^ | 04/18/14 | Trevor Loudon
    US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine Submitted by Trevor on April 18, 2014 – 3:08 am EST Brian Becker Two groups have been most actively supporting “there is no such thing as an ex-Chekist,” Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in the Ukraine. They are Western communists, who hate the West and still see Russia as a force for socialism and anti-Americanism, and some naive Western “conservatives” like commentator Pat Buchanan and actor Steven Segal, who seem to believe that Comrade Putin is a closet Christian bent on defending Western values and saving Europe from the Islamic hordes. These naifs seem...
  • Here's Why Putin Calling Eastern Ukraine 'Novorossiya' Is Important

    04/18/2014 12:05:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 04/18/2014 9:47 am EDT | Nick Robins-Early
    A casual listener may have missed it, but many Ukraine-watchers raised their brow when Russian President Vladimir Putin used the weighty term "Novorossiya" or "New Russia" to refer to some regions in Ukraine on Thursday. "It's new Russia," Putin told the audience during his nearly four-hour long televised Q&A. "Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Odessa were not part of Ukraine in czarist times, they were transferred in 1920. Why? God knows."
  • Museum of U.S.-Nato Aggression Opens in Vladikavkaz

    04/18/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr. 17 2014 19:48 | The Moscow Times
    A museum dedicated to the victims of U.S. and NATO military aggression has opened in the North Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz. The exhibition, which is housed at the National Scientific Library of North Ossetia, opened Thursday to visitors over the age of 16, and displays artifacts "attesting" to "the state terrorism" of Western nations, organizer Vyacheslav Lagkuyev said, Interfax reported. Among the themes of the exhibition are the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan — each of which has its own display in the museum. The U.S. war in Vietnam and the NATO bombing of Serbia are also detailed in...
  • Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?

    04/17/2014 3:50:14 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 117 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/16/2014 | Paul Johnson
    As Mein Kampf makes clear, Hitler sought to unite all the people of German speech and culture into one state, or Reich, preferably by peaceful negotiation, otherwise by war and conquest... Today’s drift toward war with Russia seems like a replay of the past. Putin is a Russian nationalist, who believes in a strong Stalinist state. His goal is to reverse the events of 1989–the end of the Soviet state and dissolution of its enormous empire... ...to wield against the various weak states that were part of the U.S.S.R... All have ethnic Russian minorities, who speak the language, boast of...
  • Putin Asserts Right To Use Force In Eastern Ukraine

    04/17/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT · by Fennie · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2014 | By David M. Herszenhorn
    MOSCOW -- President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia emphasized on Thursday that the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament had authorized him to use military force if necessary in eastern Ukraine, and also stressed Russia's historical claim to the territory, repeatedly referring to it as "new Russia" and saying that only "God knows" why it became part of Ukraine. Speaking in a televised question-and-answer show, Mr. Putin also admitted for the first time that Russian armed forces had been deployed in Crimea, the disputed peninsula that Russia annexed last month immediately after a large majority of the population voted in...
  • Putin: Russia’s great propagandist

    04/16/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 04/16/2014 | Kathrin Hille
    Putin: Russia’s great propagandist Standing proudly against the entire world had revived the essence of the Soviet Union, she wrote. “It is not Crimea that has returned. We have returned. Home. To the USSR.” Since the Crimea annexation, there have been frequent moves that symbolize a Soviet revival... In March Mr. Putin announced the re-establishment of “Prepared for Labor and Defense”, a Soviet-era system under which students, officials and workers took part in nationwide sports competitions. The same week, the government said it would restore the Stalin-era All-Russian Exhibition Centre to its former glory... Even members of the Duma, Russia’s...
  • Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home

    04/14/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters. One of Carney's posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says "Have YOU Enlisted?" in Russian: The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay...
  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • Hear: Russian ambassadors talk about next annexing parts of U.S., world

    04/06/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/6/2014 | David Harding
    After Crimea, what next? In an unauthenticated audio, Ambassadors Chubarov and Sergei Bakharev laugh about taking over areas in Alaska, Venice, Scotland, Catalonia and Miami. Watch out, the Russians are coming! ... The pair...joke that Russia will take control of Alaska, Venice, Scotland and Catalonia, a region of Spain which wants a vote on independence, reports The Guardian {link at URL]... The recording has been posted on Youtube, reports The Guardian [link at URL] ...
  • Kerry & Lavrov Negotiate Ukraine’s Surrender in Paris: Were All the Rooms in Munich Booked?

    03/30/2014 6:48:10 PM PDT · by No One Special · 38 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | March 30, 2014 | The Professor
    Following up on Putin’s phone call to Obama, Kerry is making a detour to Paris to negotiate with Lavrov over the fate of Ukraine. Lavrov has laid out Russia’s terms, and intimates that Obama and Kerry have accepted the principles underlying these terms. First, Russia demands that Ukraine adopt a new constitution that establishes a federal structure that gives each region considerable autonomy. Translate this to mean that these regions would be able to pull a Crimea. Or, more accurately, that Russia would be able to pull a Crimea, slicing off pieces of Ukraine and splicing them onto Russia. Crucially,...
  • Soviet roots of the anti-Israeli Christ at the Checkpoint campaign

    03/27/2014 12:39:25 AM PDT · by se99tp · 8 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | March 27th, 2014
    The coexistence of "Palestinian" Arabs and Moscow started from a lie, which will be ever-present in the propaganda of so-called Palestinian cause. As former American intelligence service’s expert James Hansen emphasized in his book, Soviets advertised “cause of Palestinian guerilla groups” using untruths about “the battles between the Israelis and Palestians”. In late 1968, publicity was apparent in the Soviet press over the cause of the Palestinian guerrilla groups. This publicity was coupled with exaggerated numbers of Israeli casualties and nonexistent battles between the Israelis and Palestinians.
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Obama Impeachment Almost Complete

    03/24/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    Jim Jordan wants to know what the White House knew about the IRS targeting scandal, and when they knew it-- as if we didn’t know. The conservative Representative from Ohio has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the activities of the IRS and, more specifically Lois Lerner, the former IRS official who is at the center of the controversy. Jordan essentially is saying where there is smoke there is fire, and oh yeah, where there’s fire, there is fire too. “Emails and testimony that we confronted Ms. Lerner with showed her...
  • Alaska back to Russia (BARF!)

    03/23/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 42 replies
    Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat "St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia
  • Moscow’s Europe Square could be renamed into Square of Reunification of Crimea and Russia

    03/23/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | March 19, 2014
    MOSCOW, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. The Communist Party of Russia suggests renaming one of the streets or squares in the Russian capital to celebrate the reunification of Crimea with Russia. Andrei Klychkov, the leader of the Communist Party faction in the Moscow State Duma, said on Wednesday that the party was going to submit its proposal to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin soon. They believe that Europe Square in front of the Kievsky railway station could be a perfect place to perpetuate the historical event. Klychkov said several new names for the square had been suggested. “The list of names includes Square...
  • NATO general warns of further Russian aggression

    03/23/2014 5:44:50 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 MArch 14 | Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — American and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya, appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” said the prospect of war with Russia is growing. “We don’t know what [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has in his mind and what will be his decision,” Deshchytsya said. “That’s why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a...
  • Putin Has Been Good For Russia

    03/21/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 65 replies
    Intelligence Squared ^ | THURSDAY MAY 23 2013
    There’s not a lot to like about Vladimir Putin: he’s autocratic, vain and runs a corrupt government. And he doesn’t give a fig for human rights. The repression in Chechnya, the jailing of the businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the Pussy Riot protestors, the murders of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and of Alexander Litvinenko, the former spy – all this happened on Putin’s watch. Who would not be on the side of the 100,000 people who turned out on Moscow’s streets last winter to protest against Putin’s election to a third term as president and to demand fair elections and an honest...
  • Kerry: ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Who Says You Ought to Go to War over Crimea’

    03/20/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/20/14
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview Wednesday with a local Washington, D.C., affiliate, Secretary of State John Kerry said he doesn’t know anyone who wants the U.S. to go to war with Russia over Crimea, an autonomous republic in the southern region of Ukraine before Russia’s military intervention. “I don’t know anybody in America who has suggested to go to war over Crimea. Do you want to go to war over Crimea? I don’t know anybody who says you ought to go to war over Crimea, so therefore, your options are economic and diplomatic and isolation,” Kerry said. As CNSNews.com previously...
  • Putin Signs Decree Recognizing Crimea As Independent And Sovereign State

    03/17/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 77 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state. “1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the City Of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state,” the decree said. The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.
  • Developing: Crimea Nationalizes Energy Companies

    03/17/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 33 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 3/17/2014 | Jeff Reed
    Ukraine's Crimean parliament voted Monday to nationalize energy companies Ukrtransgaz and Chornomornaftohaz, according to a statement on the Parliament's website. A Crimean official said last week that the local authorities may sell the oil and gas company Chornomornaftohaz to a Russian firm "such as Gazprom" once the region assumes control of it. On Sunday, a Russia-backed referendum in Crimea demonstrated overwhelming support for joining the Russian federation. The US and its European allies are expected to announced sanctions against Russia on Monday after Crimea announced that just under 97% of voters in the region supported leaving Ukraine and becoming a...
  • Ukrainian Government Refuses To Remove Troops From Crimea, Prepares For War

    03/17/2014 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Strategy · 156 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 17, 2014
    In the wake of a March 16 referendum in which Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation, Ukrainian leaders refused to cede any part of the peninsula, calling on their troops to prepare for war. "Crimea was, is, and will be our territory," said Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh in a statement delivered at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on March 17. Former heavyweight boxing champion and leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform Vitali Klitschko announced that Ukrainian troops would remain at their bases, even after March 21, the end of a peace treaty signed by the interior ministries...
  • Pro-Russian demonstrators burn books, storm buildings in eastern Ukraine

    03/16/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT · by No One Special · 131 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2014 | Lina Kushch
    Pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine smashed their way into public buildings and burned Ukrainian-language books on Sunday in further protests following two deadly clashes in the region last week. Protests, some several thousand strong, spread to Russian-speaking southern districts as Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, under the control of the Russian military for two weeks, voted in a referendum on joining Russia. [...] In Kharkiv, Reuters Television footage showed pro-Russian activists scaling an iron gate, smashing a van and breaking into the offices of a Ukrainian cultural center. Two policemen stood nearby, examining the van. The footage then showed young men seizing...
  • Tales of Futures Past: Soviet Science Fiction of the Cold War

    03/16/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jill Scharr,
    In 1898, British writer H. G. Wells wrote "The War of the Worlds," a science-fiction novel in which Martians invade the Earth and nearly decimate humanity. A decade later, in what was then the Russian Empire, writer and Marxist revolutionary Alexander Bogdanov wrote his novel "Red Star," also about Martians landing on Earth. But in Bogdanov's novel, the Martians are not violent or monstrous. Instead, they invite the main character, a young Russian student named Leonid, back to the Red Planet to see the Martians' civilization: a thriving, peaceful — and communist — utopia. The optimism of "Red Star" was...
  • The Soviet Story - a must-see for all students of history.

    03/12/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 3/11/2014 | Oleg Atbashian
    If you want to know the back story of the Ukrainian revolution, The Soviet Story tells exactly what happened to Ukraine during the Soviet era - and a lot more.It's the best educational film on the nature of communism, which should be shown to all high school students in America to immunize them against the lure of the “great” utopia. However, I doubt most teachers will do so in today's political climate. This 2008 documentary tells the story of the anti-human ideology the way I see it myself. That was rather surprising, because in today's “progressive” media climate, such...
  • Putin Adviser Publishes Plan for Domination of Europe

    03/10/2014 8:31:54 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-10-2014 | Robert Zubrin
    Putin Adviser Publishes Plan for Domination of Europe By Robert Zubrin March 10, 2014 10:38 PM On March 9, a very influential geostrategic and ideological adviser of the Putin regime, Aleksandr Dugin, published his game plan for domination of Europe. The plan, which Dugin calls “the Russian Spring,” is presented as one of three scenarios for resolution of the current Ukrainian crisis. The other two, in which the Kremlin blinks in the face of Western pressure, result in thermonuclear war or complete global chaos.Following is Dugin’s plan for the Russian Spring. (The translation is mine. The original, published in Russian,...
  • Putin’s long game? Meet the Eurasian Union

    03/08/2014 5:12:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 9, 2014 | Leon Neyfakh
    What is Vladimir Putin up to? The crisis in Ukraine, brought to a boil when Russia’s president sent troops into the Crimean peninsula, has created almost a cottage industry of guessing at the autocratic leader’s intentions from one day to the next. When it comes to Putin’s long-term strategy, however, there is at least one concrete plan that offers some insight, and one specific date that Russia observers are looking ahead to. That date, Jan. 1, 2015, is expected to mark the birth of an important new organization linking Russia with an as-yet-undetermined constellation of its neighboring countries—an alliance Putin...
  • When Ronnie Met Vlady: Reagan’s Unlikely Encounter with Putin as a KGB Agent

    03/06/2014 3:35:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3-6-14 | Kyle Becker
    On a presidential visit to Russia, Ronald Reagan had an unlikely encounter with a KGB agent posing as a tourist: future Russian president Vladimir Putin (pictured above with a camera around his neck). Iconic Photos (via Tabitha Hale of Rare) has the backstory for the photo:
  • Does Russia Want Alaska Back?

    03/03/2014 6:39:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Sarah Palin’s prescient assertion in 2008 that electing Barack Obama would embolden Russia to take on sovereign countries like Ukraine certainly seems to have been on the mark. Ironically, Tina Fey’s parody on "Saturday Night Live", taken for the truth about Palin exclaiming that she can see Russia from her house may also come true. I just hope we don't all wind up seeing Russia from our window. After the events in Ukraine this past week followed by President Obama’s lackadaisical response at a press conference Saturday and Palin’s original remark that Russia can be seen from “land here in...
  • Lost in Space (What really happened to Russia's missing cosmonauts?)

    07/20/2008 3:58:18 PM PDT · by Renfield · 67 replies · 11,515+ views
    Fortean Times ^ | 7/2008 | Kris Hollington
    Midnight, 19 May 1961. A crisp frost had descended on Turin’s city centre which was deserted and deathly silent. Well, almost. Two brothers, aged 20 and 23, raced through the grid-like streets (that would later be made famous by the film The Italian Job) in a tiny Fiat 600, which screamed in protest as they bounced across one cobbled piazza after another at top speed. The Fiat was loaded with dozens of iron pipes and aluminium sheets which poked out of windows and were strapped to the roof. The car screeched to a halt outside the city’s tallest block of...
  • GARRY KASPAROV: I'D STILL BE A SOVIET CITIZEN IF OBAMA HAD BEEN PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF REAGAN

    02/24/2014 8:14:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | February 24,2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On February 22nd, former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov intimated that if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, the Soviet Union would still exist. Kasparov was born in the Soviet Union in 1963. He is a renowned chess player, a human rights defender, and an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Lenin. On February 22nd he tweeted: "I've said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I'd still be a Soviet Citizen."
  • Russia’s Giant Secret Spy Ship Killed Rats, Ruined Careers and Almost Got Blown Up TWICE

    02/14/2014 8:52:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Axe
    In June 1981, the Soviet Union began building a huge, nuclear-powered reconnaissance ship specifically designed to sail thousands of miles to the U.S. missile test site at the remote Kwajalein Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There, the vessel would sit for months, hoovering up electronic data in order to determine what America’s most secretive weapons could do. But the spy ship Ural, completed in May 1983, sailed only once—from the Baltic shipyard where she was built to her home port of Vladivostok—and never went anywhere near Kwajalein. Hobbled by faulty hardware, cursed with bad luck and starved...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Comrade X"(1940)

    02/16/2014 12:03:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
  • Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by...

    02/12/2014 10:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by Diana West Stumbling into a barroom brawl was the last thing I’d intended. Lined up on one side: sculptors of a hagiography that is now conventional wisdom crow about a noble conquest over totalitarian dictators. The other side bellows: “Nonsense! In defeating one monster, your heroes merely helped create another, sullying us with their atrocities and burdening us for decades with a global security nightmare.” The first side spews that its critics are deranged, defamatory conspiracy-mongers. The critics fire back that these “court historians”...
  • 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...
  • Infrastructure, Not Freedom, Is Key to Economic Growth, Says Biden

    02/08/2014 8:56:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Vice-President and potential contender for the 2016 Democratic nomination for President, Joe Biden rejected contentions that individual freedom is crucial to economic growth. “I know a lot of people keep insisting that it is America's free market and individual rights that account for this country's phenomenal economic growth, but is that really the case?” Biden asked. “Look at the rapid economic growth achieved by the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 40s. By mobilizing armies of human labor to build canals and mine metals they were able to transform perishable human resources into the durable infrastructure that vaulted the country...
  • 7 Reasons That Russia Is Not The Soviet Union

    01/21/2014 1:48:31 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/31/2013 | Mark Adomanis
    National Review published a rather overheated piece the other day that contained an entertaining line: “Russia has become the Soviet Union with a better suit”. The idea that Russia is fundamentally the same as the Soviet Union is a popular one, particularly on the political right where “Soviet” has for decades served as a synonym for “bad.” Barely a day goes by without someone bemoaning Putin’s “Soviet” character or the “neo-Soviet” policies that Russia pursues in its part of the world. However this idea is deeply mistaken and extremely misleading, and can only be held by deliberately ignoring a huge...
  • Secrets of Katyn Forest: What's Really Buried There?

    01/18/2014 11:54:07 AM PST · by WXRGina · 36 replies
    Diana West ^ | January 17, 2014 | Diana West
    The power of history to speak to us depends on our ability to hear it. When we are deaf to its secrets, or too confused or conditioned to decipher them, we miss the opportunity to be empowered by them. We thus fail to overcome the propaganda our own government, like the dictatorships we revile, has all too often deceived us with. I am struck by this aura of static around a sensational new discovery. Researcher and author Krystyna Piorkowska, the Associated Press reported this week, has unearthed a “lost” U.S. document, dating back to 1945, known as the Van Vliet...
  • Ariel Sharon had first hand knowledge about Soviet/Russian military intentions and strategies

    01/15/2014 2:06:56 AM PST · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Jan 14th, 2013
    This kind of toughness of character and the understanding of the personal calling characterized Ariel Sharon, a strategist and politician. He learnt early during his military service, who was continued threat for Israel and who would not stop before the setting the whole Middle East and possible even the world on fire. Israeli Army identity 38166 owner, who retired with the rank of Major General witnessed probably one of the most dangerous days of the Cold War which are still to be researched by historians. After Six Days War another one started, which is rarely being mentioned in the popular...
  • John F. Kennedy's Vision of Peace (RFK Jr. barf alert, but did he reveal RFK was a KGB asset?)

    01/01/2014 9:43:28 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Despite the Cold War rhetoric of his campaign, JFK's greatest ambition as president was to break the militaristic ideology that has dominated our country since World War II. In the autumn of 1961, as retired Gen. Lucius Clay, who had taken a civilian post in Berlin, launched a series of unauthorized provocations against the Soviets, Khrushchev began an extraordinary secret correspondence with JFK. With the Berlin crisis moving toward nuclear Armageddon, Khrushchev turned to KGB agent Georgi Bolshakov, a top Soviet spy in Washington, to communicate directly with JFK. Bolshakov, to the horror of the U.S. State Department, was a...
  • Ukraine opts for Russian bailout instead of EU treaty

    12/18/2013 7:43:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.12.13 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman
    Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych has opted for a no-strings-attached Russian bailout instead of the EU alternative. He made the agreement at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday (17 December). Under the accord, Putin promised to use money from Russia’s National Welfare Fund to buy $15 billion of distressed Ukrainian bonds. He also promised to cut gas prices from $400 or so per thousand cubic meters to $269 until 2019, saving Ukraine up to $2 billion a year. He described Ukraine as a “strategic partner and ally.” …
  • Youngest Obama Daughter's Real Name NOT 'Sasha', but Soviet/Russian 'Natasha'...

    12/16/2013 10:16:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    It was once not uncommon in 'captive' communist satellite nations (subjugated to the USSR) to give your child a Russian name, mostly to show support for the Soviet system and provide them a leg-up in the commie world. But how many (esp black) Americans do YOU know with a Russian first name? How amusing it is then that the Obamas' last federal tax return revealed a fact not publicly known- that 'Sasha's actual legal name is 'Nastasha', which means 'birthday' in the language of the USSR. And something tells me it wasn't just because it sounded pretty. Of course it's a...
  • The Return of Russian Hard Power?

    11/26/2013 7:48:35 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 23, 2013 | Michael Weiss
    Last Good Friday, two Russian Tu-22M3 bombers, escorted by four Su-27 fighter aircraft, simulated an aerial assault on two military targets in Sweden— the first near the capital Stockholm and the second in a southern part of the country. This was then followed in September by Zapad-13 (“Zapad” means “West”), Russia’s biannual military exercise, which this year was jointly held with Belarusian forces variously in Belarus, along the borders of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and in Kaliningrad, Russia’s non-contiguous seaport territory that lies between Poland and Lithuania. Though initially billed as a counterterrorism operation targeting “illegal armed groups,” Zapad-13 was very...
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedys—that is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. “I shouted out ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. “When, after all, it was you and me.” The song was titled, “Sympathy for the Devil.” It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930s

    11/22/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/22/2013, 12:55 PM | Ari Yashar & Orli Harari
    Senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, warning that rising Russian and Iranian influence, coupled with America’s waning Middle East presence, has put the US in the most dangerous situation it has been in since the 1930s just prior to World War II. … The General urged the world to wake up to the Iranian nuclear threat, which he fears may be allowed a free hand following deals in the ongoing Geneva conference. Aside from the Iranian danger, McInerney noted that spreading Russian influence poses a serious threat. In particular, McInerney highlighted the...
  • The New Proof of the KGB’s Hand in JFK’s Assassination

    11/20/2013 7:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    PJ Media's Say No To Socialism ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and most of the world still wrongly believes that the culprit was the CIA, or the FBI, or the mafia, or right-wing American businessmen. It has been also 50 years since the Kremlin started an intense, worldwide disinformation operation, codenamed “Dragon,” aimed at diverting attention away from the KGB’s connection with Lee Harvey Oswald. Not unrelated are the facts that Oswald was an American Marine who defected to Moscow, returned to the United States three years later with a Russian wife, killed President Kennedy, and was arrested before...
  • Soviet whaling: The Most Senseless Environmental Waste of the 20th Century

    11/18/2013 1:40:01 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | November 12, 2013 | Charles Homans
    Fifty years ago 180,000 whales disappeared from the oceans without a trace, and researchers are still trying to make sense of why. Inside the most irrational environmental crime of the century.In the fall of 1946, a 508-foot ship steamed out of the port of Odessa, Ukraine. In a previous life she was called the Wikinger (“Viking”) and sailed under the German flag, but she had been appropriated by the Soviet Union after the war and renamed the Slava (“Glory”). The Slava was a factory ship, crewed and equipped to separate one whale every 30 minutes into its useful elements, destined...
  • How the Domestic Church and Adoration Preserved the Traditional Mass in the Former Soviet Union

    10/27/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | October 22, 2013 | DAVID CLAYTON
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 How the Domestic Church and Adoration Preserved the Traditional Mass in the Former Soviet Union by David Clayton An interview with His Excellency Athanasius Schneider ORC, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan and titular of Celerina.  Bishop Schneider is a noted author and speaker. His best known work is Dominus Est – It is the Lord! – a defense of the traditional discipline of receiving communion. This is a translation of an interview, first published in Polish after his recent visit to Poznan, Poland, and it first appeared in Polonia Christiana magazine. The interview was by Izabella...
  • An Interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    10/20/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT · by RCB-Catholic · 15 replies
    Catholic Educ. Resource Center ^ | Feb 2003 | Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    Pearce: A journalist recently stated that you believe that Russia has overthrown the evils of communism only to replace them with the evils of capitalism. Solzhenitsyn: over the years I have had to prove that socialism, which to many western thinkers is a sort of kingdom of justice, was in fact full of coercion, of bureaucratic greed and corruption and avarice, and consistent within itself that socialism cannot be implemented without the aid of coercion. Communist propaganda would sometimes include statements such as "we include almost all the commandments of the Gospel in our ideology". The difference is that the...
  • Nazis offered peace with the Allies in 1941… but only if they were allowed to invade Russia

    09/26/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:36 EST, 26 September 2013 | Anna Edwards
    The Nazis attempted to broker a peace offering with Britain—if they were allowed a free path to attack the USSR, a new book has revealed. Rudolf Hess’s flight to Britain during World War Two to sign a peace deal ordered by Adolf Hitler has long been recorded as a bizarre one-man mission to try and reconcile warring West Europe and the Nazis. … But historian Peter Padfield has discovered evidence he claims proves that the deputy Führer held a detailed peace treaty. It proposed that the Nazis would withdraw from western Europe, in exchange for British neutrality over a planned...
  • Turkey: Forgotten Ally in a Forgotten War

    07/27/2012 7:50:02 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 18 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | 7/27/2012 | Richard Weitz
    Much has been made recently of the unique and ascendant role Turkey is playing in international relations. As a member of NATO, a diplomatic power broker in the Middle East and a rising international economic player, Turkey has become a novelty even in an era of unprecedented global cooperation and political interdependence. But this is actually nothing new. For more than half a century, Turkey has played this unique role, symbolized so succinctly by the bridge over the Bosporus River that links Asia to Europe, East to West. For the United States, the bridge to Turkey spans more than two...