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  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan

    01/04/2017 2:57:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 17, 2002 | Newsmax
    Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party. Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." This book may well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War. Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible...
  • 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...
  • HOW THE COLLAPSE OF THE USSR FELT FROM THE INSIDE

    01/01/2017 4:33:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | December 30, 2016 | Oleg Atbashian
    25 years ago George Bush Sr. was still in office, and so was Saddam Hussein. The European Union didn't exist and neither did China's economic powerhouse. The Berlin wall had just come down and Germany had finally reunited. Hillary Clinton was a little-known mouthy First Lady of Arkansas and the media gleefully predicted that Donald Trump would never climb back to the top after his Atlantic City fiasco. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, the Eastern bloc was in shambles, but the USSR was still standing with Mikhail Gorbachev at the helm. Vladimir Putin dabbled in minor corruption...
  • 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,...
  • Is there a reason why the US should stay in the UN?

    12/24/2016 6:31:30 PM PST · by richardtavor · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 24, 2016 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many times before - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful".
  • 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.
  • 1984: Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked for Help from the Soviets to Defeat Reagan

    12/12/2016 7:09:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind people, we were the first, this program was the first to actually make big news out of this. When the Soviet Union imploded, when the Berlin Wall came down and Soviet communism came to a screeching halt -- communism did not. Soviet communism did. But communism didn't lose anything. Communism just kept right on going. They found a new home in the environmental movement and they've been off to the races. Many people are laboring under a misconception that with the fall of Soviet communism, we also saw the defeat of communism in...
  • Mr. Castro You Are Involved in Death of Many Salvadorans

    11/25/2016 9:09:08 PM PST · by se99tp · 13 replies
    Perth Herald Tribune ^ | November 25th, 2016 | Bernardo Toar
    Western hemisphere did not end the Cold War. With the arrival of democracy in Cuba, this dark era will be truly over in all of America, as it fortunately ended for El Salvador.
  • Russian Co-Creator of MiG-29 Fighter Jet Ivan Mikoyan Dies at 89

    11/25/2016 4:51:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.11.2016
    Famous Russian aircraft designer, co-creator of the MiG-29 fighter jet Ivan Mikoyan has died aged 89, Russian Rossiya-24 TV channel reports. "All his life Ivan Mikoyan worked at the design bureau founded by his uncle, Artem Mikoyan, in 1939. He was a leading engineer and deputy chief designer," a statement published by the "Zvezda" TV channel said. Ivan Mikoyan was born on September 1, 1927, in the USSR. His father, Anastas Mikoyan (1895-1978) was a government figure, while his uncle, Anastas’ brother Artem Mikoyan (1905-1970), was the first general designer of the experimental design bureau MiG. Ivan graduated from a...
  • Former KGB AGENT: Liberals are useful idiots who will be killed after the revolution

    10/25/2016 9:53:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 44 replies
    Yuri Bezmenov gave a series of testimonies of the plan for America's destruction. Not so different from how it was done in other countries, take over and kill the liberals who helped them take over. If you're a liberal and you want that "change" you'll get it. And it will cost you your life.
  • Putin: USSR could have been reformed, there was no need to destroy it

    09/23/2016 4:41:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    The Communist Party of the Soviet Union should have transformed the bloc into a democratic entity rather than see it collapse, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. “You know my attitude towards the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was no need to do it. Reforms could have been undertaken, including those of democratic nature,” the Russian president told the leaders of the parties which won seats in last week's general election. “But I want to point out that the Communist Party was in charge of our former homeland, the USSR, not any other,” Putin added.
  • The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet (40 yrs since Mig-25 defection)

    09/05/2016 11:21:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    BBC future ^ | 5 September 2016 | Stephen Dowling
    On 6 September 1976, an aircraft appears out of the clouds near the Japanese city of Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido. It’s a twin-engined jet, but not the kind of short-haul airliner Hakodate is used to seeing. This huge, grey hulk sports the red stars of the Soviet Union. No-one in the West has ever seen one before. The jet lands on Hakodate’s concrete-and-asphalt runway. The runway, it turns out, is not long enough. The jet ploughs through hundreds of feet of earth before it finally comes to rest at the far end of the airport. The pilot...
  • The Man Who Ruined the Soviet Warplane Industry

    09/05/2016 4:48:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 5, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Compromised and de-facto obsolete as soon as it entered service — an Su-27SM of the Russian air force. NATO release In March 1986, U.S. Navy aviators out-flew, out-maneuvered and jammed the Libyan Arab Air Force so badly that the Libyans stopped flying their interceptors over the Gulf of Sidra. As a result, Tripoli had to give up its claim on this part of the Mediterranean. Equally damaging, the lack of air cover allowed the Americans to attack with relative impunity. You could chalk up the Americans’ success to superior training and tactics. But don’t dismiss another potentially important factor — espionage. By the mid-1980s,...
  • Why Bernie Sanders would be an exccellent president [ZOT! Feel the bern]

    08/28/2016 10:57:48 AM PDT · by montypythonsflyingcircus · 117 replies
    Jeff P
    Bernie Sanders offers a real solution that the current condidates wont have. Bernie Sanders would first of all return tax levels to the way they were in the 1950s, tax the rich 90% and use the massive massive massive surplus from that tax to create jobs for the unemployed. One trillion should be paid for rebuilding infrastructure and bridges and creating jobs. Another trillion will be used to create new healthcare opertunety for workers to earn doctors degrees and to heal the sick and poor. Bernie sanders will also create government funded industries and factories that will create paying jobs...
  • 25 years after coup, Russia wallows in Soviet nostalgia

    08/22/2016 4:01:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | AUGUST 21 2016
    Communists waving Marxist pamphlets and Twitter storms praising the Soviet Union are probably not what the thousands of Russians who rallied in 1991 against a coup by hardliners expected to see 25 years later. And yet as Russia marks the symbolic anniversary of the August 1991 putsch this week, pro-Kremlin media have concentrated on nostalgia for the Soviet era, while officials have barred a rally by those who manned the barricades. On August 19, 1991, a group of security chiefs and Communist bosses who opposed Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms declared themselves in charge, ushering in three days of turbulence. Calling themselves...
  • ‘All Lives Matter’ Gets Texas Student Suspended, Sent To Diversity Workshop

    08/01/2016 1:36:36 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2016 | Blake Neff
    . . . Instead of going through that arduous process, the student senate approved a measure giving SGA president Shane Smith exceptional one-time powers to punish Sethi as he saw fit. In response, Smith released a letter Friday outlining a set of five punishments for Sethi. The punishments include: A 50-day suspension from SGA starting August 1. This suspension will be unpaid (she currently receives a stipend of about $700 a month). A requirement to attend a three-day diversity workshop in mid-August. A requirement to attend three “UH cultural events” each month from September through March, excluding December. An order...
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • EU-SSR: Bleeding Utopia

    07/24/2016 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    One more experiment comes to an end, leaving behind anarchy and ruin. The EU-SSR elite has destroyed prosperous countries just in a few decades – ironically, they’ve achieved even more than the geriatric Soviet elite. After the Brexit and recent attacks against migrants in Britain I can’t get rid of deja vu feeling. As if I’ve already watched this movie a quarter of a century ago. I know its end and it’s not a happy one. In the summer of 1989, the Lithuanian Sejm decided to withdraw from the Soviet Union and establish Lithuanian laws in the country. It was...
  • In 1971, the U.S. Navy Almost Fought the Soviets Over Bangladesh

    07/19/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 19, 2016 | SEBASTIEN ROBLIN
    In 2016, the United States backed India’s application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group — but didn’t support Pakistan’s. This marked an extraordinary turning point in the United States’ relationship with these historical adversaries. In 1971, the United States sent part of its Seventh Fleet to threaten war with India on Pakistan’s behalf. The reasoning behind the deployment is stranger still — it was supposedly to befriend China. The convoluted Cold War schemes of Pres. Richard Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger help to explain why the United States threatened war with the second most populous country on Earth while also seeking to...
  • Cheers And Petals For The Turk Who Shot The Pope

    01/12/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 643+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Cheers and petals for the Turk who shot the Pope By Kate Connolly, in Istanbul (Filed: 13/01/2006) Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish nationalist who shot Pope John Paul II, was showered with petals by supporters after being released from prison after 25 years. The man responsible for one of the 20th century's most notorious assassination attempts shook hands with guards before being driven away from Kartal high-security jail in Istanbul yesterday. Mehmet Ali Agca arrives at a military recruitment centre Dressed in jeans, he said nothing to journalists but held aloft a magazine showing a photograph of his meeting with...
  • Russian FSB guard attacked U.S. diplomat outside Moscow embassy

    06/29/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Josh Rogin
    In the early morning of June 6, a uniformed Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) guard stationed outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow attacked and beat up a U.S. diplomat who was trying to enter the compound, according to four U.S. officials who were briefed on the incident.
  • The ‘Alfa’ Attack Submarine Was Ahead of Its Time

    06/28/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 26, 2016 | Robert Farley
    The Soviet Union began the Cold War well behind the United States in submarine technology. Although the Soviets acquired several of the most advanced German submarine types towards the end of the war, the United States had amassed a wealth of experience in submarine and antisubmarine practice from the Pacific War and the Battle of the Atlantic.
  • Russian warplanes bomb elite British-backed Syrian rebels

    06/17/2016 3:59:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Russian warplanes bombed an elite force of US-trained Syrian rebels on Thursday in an attack apparently aimed at weakening the group’s ability to fight Isil. The New Syrian Army (NSA), which receives training and direction from British, American and Jordanian special forces, said their base had been struck with cluster bombs. The strike left two people dead and another 18 injured, appearing to incapacitate at least half of the force and drawing a furious reaction from Washington. "Russia's latest actions raise serious concern about Russian intentions," a US official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. "We will seek an...
  • Remembering the Forsaken A Review of the book The Forsaken An American Tragedy In Stalin’s Russia

    04/22/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 297+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Francis Slobodnik | Tuesday, 12 January 2010
    Remembering the Forsaken Written by Francis Slobodnik    Tuesday, 12 January 2010 18:51   A Review of the book The Forsaken, An American Tragedy In Stalin’s Russia by Tim Tzouliadis     In times of social and political turmoil, it is not uncommon for men to grasp for what appear to be easy solutions. Oftentimes, these impulsive decisions can have disastrous consequences. There is nothing meritorious about change in and of itself. The virtuous person prayerfully reasons through the options before making decisions. Men with little virtue grab desperately for anything that, on the surface, appears will improve their...
  • GOP senators move to keep women out of military draft

    06/01/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action Blog ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    A group of Senate Republicans wants to remove a controversial provision from the Senate's annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove the provision and block any court, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases about who must register with the Selective Service System. The debate over requiring women to take part has split Congressional Republicans, and opponents argue that Congress needs to spend more time studying the issue. Lee’s amendment would add a section into the...
  • Could Russia's Cold War Super-Jet Last 100 Years?

    05/27/2016 7:33:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Farley
    Military aircraft can have notoriously short lifespans, especially during periods of technological ferment. The most elite aircraft of World War I could become obsolete in a matter of months. Things weren’t much different in World War II. And at the dawn of the jet age, entire fleets of aircraft became passé as technologies matured. The advanced fighters that fought in the skies over Korea became junk just a few years later. But a few designs stand the test of the time. The B-52 Stratofortress first flew in 1952, yet remains in service today. New C-130s continue to roll off the...
  • It Takes 300 Hours to Become a Shampooer in Tennessee

    05/06/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    daily signal ^ | 2 May 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Natural hair braiders like Nutall had excelled in their craft for years, learning braiding from their mothers and grandmothers. But now, the state was telling them they had to log more than 1,500 hours of education through an eight-week course with costs topping $12,000,
  • Soviet Engineers Tested Bulletproof Cockpits—With People Inside the Cockpits

    04/23/2016 6:39:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Apr 19, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    The Mi-28 attack helicopter was developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War as an answer to America's AH-64 Apache. Nicknamed "Havoc" by NATO, it was designed to kill NATO tanks and armored vehicles. As such, the Havoc needed to be able to take hits—even to the cockpit—and keep flying. Despite the similarity between the Havoc and the Apache, we're pretty sure that American helicopter designers didn't test the Apache's armored cockpit by shooting machine guns at it—with people inside. Yes, as the video shows, Soviet designers actually put a person inside a mock Mi-28 Havoc, then fired a...
  • Why Soviet Refugees Aren't Buying Sanders's Socialism

    04/15/2016 3:49:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 12, 2016 | Olga Khazan
    Janna Sundeyeva still remembers life in the Soviet Union, where stores in remote regions would lack meat for months at a time and toilet paper had to be snatched up quickly on the rare occasions it appeared. But the minor indignities paled in comparison to what happened to her grandfather: He had the chance to come to America in 1929, but he opted to stay, sensing an economic thaw. Seven years later, Sundeyeva says, he was arrested and never heard from again. Sundeyeva immigrated to San Francisco from Moldova in 1994, and now she and her husband run a Russian-language...
  • Kim Philby, British double agent, reveals all in secret video

    04/11/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Gordon Corera
    In the previously unseen footage, Kim Philby gives a seminar to East German spies A previously unseen video of one of Britain's most infamous spies describing his career as a Soviet agent has been uncovered by the BBC. The tape is of Kim Philby giving a secret lecture to the Stasi, the East German Intelligence Service, in 1981. It is the first time the ex-MI6 officer can be seen talking about his life as a spy from his recruitment to his escape. He describes his career rising up the ranks of MI6 whilst providing its secrets to the Soviet Union's...
  • NATO-Russia Council to meet for 1st time since 2014

    04/08/2016 8:44:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 8, 2016 9:12 AM EDT
    NATO’s secretary-general says the NATO-Russia Council will meet for the first time since 2014 within the next two weeks. The announcement Friday from Jens Stoltenberg was a sign both sides might be seeking an improvement in relations, which have been in the deep freeze since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. NATO accuses Moscow of violating its international obligations by annexing Crimea, and of backing a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. …
  • Ukraine competes with Russia to service Soviet military tech

    04/06/2016 4:46:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Sputnik ^ | 4 April 2016
    "Ukraine is making aggressive moves to break the Russian monopoly on cooperation with India over the repair and maintenance of [Soviet-era] military equipment," Russia's Gazeta.ru newspaper notes, citing a report by Defense News on the Ukrainian delegation's efforts at Defexpo India 2016, one of the leading global exhibitions of arms and military equipment. Petro Fedoruk, the chief adviser to Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's largest defense industry consortium, told Defense News that Ukraine is looking to push Russia out of its monopoly position in the repair of Soviet equipment. "We are here now [in] India for the long term to manage Soviet-era headaches,...
  • Russian Federation Stirring pro-Russian Separatism in the Republic of Kazakhstan

    04/04/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 11 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 04/04/2016 | Falcon Bjorn
    The political and military environment in Kazakhstan is deteriorating due to the efforts of pro-Russian activists. The activities of pro-Russian movements in Kazakhstan indicate a tremendous growth of the threat to the acting authority, which emerged in the last 18 months. Currently, Kazakhstan is ready for the repeat of the “Crimean scenario”. It could be triggered by domestic problems in the Russian Federation or a sudden change in the state regime of Kazakhstan. Such threats to Kazakhastan are driven both by its citizens, who are coming home having obtained combat experience in Donbas region, and the increased activities of Cossack...
  • Some of my best friends are Trump supporters

    I might as well have told them that life in the USSR was similar to life in New York, where people had to learn to keep their mouths shut and to look over their shoulders before saying anything remotely political.
  • Blast from the Past: Soviet-Era Tu-160M2 Is More Lethal Than Ever

    03/04/2016 10:25:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 04, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic bomber is expected to make its first flight in 2019. Moscow currently has sixteen of the original version of the Mach 2.0-capable bomber, which are the last surviving examples of the thirty-five aircraft built by the Soviet Union before its demise. Moscow hopes to build fifty new Tu-160M2 aircraft to upgrade its aging strategic bomber force. “I believe that in 2019 this plane, upgraded and manufactured, will make its maiden flight,” Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces told the Moscow-based TASS News Agency on March 2. Russia made the decision...
  • Moving the giant sub B-307 to the AvtoVAZ Technical Museum

    03/04/2016 2:57:41 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    War History Online ^ | Feb 10, 2015
    The technical museum named After K. G. Sakharov is probably one of the main places of interest in Togliatti. It was founded in 1998, today it has many unique exhibits and is surely worth visiting. The museum allows to trace the historical development of the automobile, engineering, armoured, aviation, railway, missile, artillery and naval weapons. The B-307 was retired and moved to the museum! The Russian Tango-class submarines (Project 641B Som [Catfish]) were the successors to the Foxtrot-class submarine based in the Black Sea and Northern Fleet areas. The first of the class was completed in 1972 at Gorky. A...
  • KASPAROV ON BERNIE SANDERS: SOCIALISM CORRODES THE HUMAN SPIRIT

    03/02/2016 7:57:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov lived in the USSR and he is not feeling the bern. I'm enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes...
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • Russia's Putin: I've Always Liked Communist and Socialist 'Ideas'

    01/25/2016 12:55:11 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/25/2016 | Damien Sharkov
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is and has always been fond of communist "ideas", while also comparing the Soviet code of conduct to the Holy Bible, independent news agency Interfax reported. ... "I was not, as you know, a party member by necessity," he said. "I liked communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still."
  • U.S. says following events in Poland 'very closely' after EU probe launched

    01/24/2016 9:12:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Reuters
    The United States is scrutinizing developments in Poland, the U.S. trade czar said on Sunday when asked if Washington was concerned about the European Union's rule of law inquiry into Poland and Standard and Poor's cut to Warsaw's credit rating. "As a fellow democracy we do follow developments here very closely," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters during his visit to Google Campus in Warsaw. "We certainly do follow it. As a democracy, we want to make sure that Poland's democracy continues to address the issues."
  • BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned/Funded Failed Muslim Conquest Of USSR As Far Back As The 1950s

    12/22/2015 10:46:52 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 37 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Andrew Bieszand
    [Original title too long: BOMBSHELL: US Government Planned And Funded A Failed Muslim Conquest Of Russia As Far Back As The 1950s] Last week I wrote about how open-source documents expose that the CIA worked directly with Saudi princes to create ISIS. In another bombshell revelation, former Top Secret Intelligence Bulletins uncovered by journalist Wayne Madsen reveal that the CIA has been backing Muslim terrorists since the 1950s and even attempted to use them in a failed effort to undermine, overthrow, and conquer the former USSR. Via Infowars: According to its own formerly TOP SECRET Central Intelligence Bulletin, dated December...
  • At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

    02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST · by RKV · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear. But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have...
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor – and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • Pakistan Supported, Trained Terror Groups: Pervez Musharraf

    10/28/2015 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    File picture of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. (Agence France-Presse) LAHORE: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has admitted in an interview that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir. The former army chief has also said that Lashkar leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi enjoyed the status of heroes at that time. Speaking to Pakistani news channel Dunya News on Sunday, Mr Musharraf said, "In the 1990s, the freedom struggle began in Kashmir...At that time, Lashkar-e- Taiba and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported...
  • Germany cashes in on Baltics' fear of Russia

    12/12/2015 7:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Dec 2015 15:12 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Lithuania said Friday it would buy 88 German-made armored fighting vehicles in its biggest-ever military purchase amid concerns over neighboring Russia. "We have come to the unequivocal opinion to choose and acquire the Boxer infantry fighting vehicles," said Lithuania's defense chief Jonas Vytautas Zukas. [...] The three Baltic states and Poland have also called for a permanent NATO presence in the region to deter Russia, but the allies have so far stuck to back-to-back troop rotations. ...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama's 1983 College Magazine Article

    12/10/2015 9:37:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Obama's call for disarmament in the threat of facing the Soviet Union.
  • Bernie Sanders’s Soviet Honeymoon [Back in the USSR]

    12/06/2015 4:10:05 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | John Fund
    What is it about worn-out socialist "worker paradises" like the old Soviet Union and Cuba that bring out the romantic in American radical politicians? After Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for president, Britain’s Guardian newspaper pawed through old archives in his home town of Burlington, Vermont where he served as mayor in the 1980s. They discovered that Sanders really did practice the socialist solidarity he preached about rhetorically. During Bernie's mayoral tenure, Burlington formed an alliance with the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northeast of Moscow. When in 1988 he married his wife, Jane, the mayor decided...
  • Buying Moldova’s Fulcrums

    12/03/2015 4:02:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    WAR IS BORING ^ | December 1, 2015 | Paul Iddon
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991, the newly independent states within its former domain inherited enormous stockpiles of weapons the Red Army left behind. One of the most interesting cases involved the air force of the tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova. The new republic’s inventory consisted of 34 MiG-29 Fulcrums, eight Mi-8 Hip helicopters and a handful of transport aircraft — a sizeable force for such a small state. To put Moldova’s size into perspective, the country’s population is smaller than the metro area of Portland, Oregon. Moldova couldn’t afford to maintain the fleet and, to make...
  • (August 21, 2014) Why Muslim Terrorists Don’t Kidnap Russians

    11/27/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Terrorists use terrorism because it works, although not against everybody. The Soviet Union’s flaws were without number, but the effete, obsequious squeamishness that characterizes the current American approach to Islam was not among them. From 1986: The Jerusalem Post said the Soviet secret police last year secured the release of three kidnaped Soviet diplomats in Beirut by castrating a relative of a radical Lebanese Shia Muslim leader, sending him the severed organs and then shooting the relative in the head. The incident began when four Soviet diplomats were kidnaped last September by Muslim extremists who demanded that Moscow pressure the...