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  • 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...
  • Russian MPs seek to sue Gorbachev over USSR collapse

    04/10/2014 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    rt.com ^ | April 10, 2014
    A group of MPs representing both majority and opposition parties have asked Russia’s Prosecutor General to probe the events leading to the breakup of the Soviet Union. They view possible action against former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. In the letter, signed by two MPs from United Russia, two Communists and one representative of populist nationalist party LDPR, the parliamentarians claim that at the March 1991referendum the majority of Soviet citizens voted that their country should remain united, and therefore the actions of several top officials that led to USSR breakup were unlawful. They also noted that in November 1991 the...
  • 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.
  • During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence — pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled “Doctor Zhivago.” The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • Simulated Conelrad Alert (Spring 1962)

    03/31/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jult 11, 2012 | Michael Shaver
    An interesting simulation of 1962 America. A bit hokey, and also that the simulated broadcast comes from Dayton, OH, home of Wright-Patterson Air Force base, and would have been one of the first places on the mark for a soviet nuclear attack, I believe it echoes the times.
  • 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.
  • Putin uses Olympics cash to start Soviet-style fitness program

    03/27/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:22pm EDT | Alexei Anishchuk
    President Vladimir Putin launched a program to improve the physical fitness of Russians on Monday, using funds from the Winter Olympics to revive a Soviet-era plan. Speaking at a meeting with officials in the Kremlin, Putin said that reinstating the plan, first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin and known in Russia by the acronym GTO, would “pay homage to our national historical traditions”. […] Putin frequently harks back to the Soviet era to appeal to nostalgic Russians. …
  • 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...
  • What does Vladimir Putin want next?

    03/22/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    This is CNN ^ | March 21, 2014 | By Tim Lister
    Simferopol, Crimea (CNN) -- Is Russian President Vladimir Putin an opportunist, grabbing at chances to poke the West in the eye, or a clever strategist with the longer-term goal of restoring a greater Russia? Is he simply riding a tide of Russian patriotic fervor over Crimea? Is he a rational actor aware of the delicate balances within the international system, or as one observer put it, "drunk on power" and oblivious to sanctions? These are the questions preoccupying western governments and Russia's neighbors, after the swift annexation of Crimea and Russian military maneuvers close to the Ukrainian border. There were...
  • 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...
  • Greek Catholic Priest Kidnapped by Crimean (Russian) authorities

    03/15/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 41 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 03/15/2014
    1804 GMT: The Economist’s Edward Lucas has posted a statement from Bishop Borys Gudziak that provides more information on the kidnapped Greek Catholic Priest: Fr. Kvych was seized by two men in uniform and four men in civilian clothing. The young chaplain for the Ukrainian Navy was taken to an undisclosed location where he is being held captive. A parishioner who called Fr. Kvych’s cellular phone heard abusive language on the line directed at the priest before the call was cut short. Sources confirm that Fr. Kvych is alive. Earlier this week at the direction of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic...
  • Gorbachev Urges Mutually Acceptable Solution In Ukraine Crisis

    03/15/2014 12:07:11 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    RT.com ^ | 03/14/2014 | RT
    In a letter published on his website on Friday the former Soviet President and Nobel Peace Prize winner said that his position on the Ukrainian crisis remains unchanged. “Our main task is to stop the dangerous escalation and find a solution that would be supported by Ukrainian and Russian citizens and prevent a new Cold War,” the message reads. At the same time, Gorbachev wrote that he would prefer not to get personally involved in the talks and the diplomatic contacts President Vladimir Putin is having with other national leaders almost daily. The former Soviet leader holds that the original...
  • Song for Today: "Roads to Moscow" by Al Stewart

    03/07/2014 6:25:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 43 replies
    AlStewart.com ^ | 1973 | Al Stewart
    "Roads to Moscow" World War II history in the song Song on You Tube: Roads to Moscow by Al Stewart Lyric: They crossed over the border, the hour before dawn Moving in lines through the day Most of our planes were destroyed on the ground where they lay Waiting for orders we held in the wood Word from the front never came By evening the sound of the gunfire was miles away Ah, softly we move through the shadows, slip away through the trees Crossing their lines in the mists in the fields on our hands and on our knees...
  • BACK IN THE U.S.S.R (The Beatles)

    03/03/2014 6:52:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 March 14 | John Lennon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHD5nd3QLTg Seems appropriate for today. Thread inspired by Freeper Proud2BeRight. The days of Reagan seem like a lifetime ago.......
  • Winston Churchill : The Iron Curtain Speech, at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on March 5, 1946

    03/01/2014 8:08:40 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    The History Guide ^ | March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill
    ...the United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. ....when American military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words "over-all strategic concept". There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the...
  • How Much Money Did Ukraine Lose When It Nixed The EU Deal? [ has link trade deal ]

    02/20/2014 7:19:25 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2/19/2014 | David Kashi
    The all-out street war in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev between anti-government protesters and security forces had its beginnings in late November, when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a bid for closer integration of his country with the European Union. Protests began peacefully, but reports that security services used excessive force on demonstrators escalated the situation. As of Wednesday, dozens of people have been killed, including protesters and police officers, and hundreds injured. For years Yanukovych promised Ukrainians that he would sign an agreement with the EU, which would benefit Ukraine’s economy substantially. Protesters felt betrayed that he suddenly and without...
  • Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisis

    02/19/2014 3:56:14 PM PST · by Ivan Mazepa · 4 replies
    BBC World ^ | 19 February 2014
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked the head of the armed forces, Col Gen Volodymyr Zamana, according to the president's website. The move comes after the most intense violence in Ukraine's three-month crisis turned Kiev into a battle zone. Earlier the state security service announced it was launching a nationwide "anti-terrorist" campaign to deal with a growing "extremist threat". There was a suggestion the armed forces could be deployed for the first time.
  • The People of the Ukraine, between a rock and a hard place. ~ Vanity

    02/19/2014 2:34:29 PM PST · by GraceG · 45 replies
    GraceG
    So it seems to me that the people of the Ukraine are being used by either pro-russian factions or pro-Europeon Union factions. But no one is talking about the one faction that doesn't want part in either arena. Soros and our own state department has dumped a whole bunch of money into NGO (non Government Organisations) directly affecting the foriegn policy of another soverign nation. No doubt Putin has his fingers in the Ukraine pie, but we aren't noticing it as much becasue the Russian media has been under his thumb after a series of "unfourtunate accidents and suicides". And...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Why communism didn’t have its own Nuremberg?

    02/16/2014 6:05:35 PM PST · by annalex · 50 replies
    interia.pl ^ | May 8, 2013 | prof. Andrzej Nowak
    Why communism didn’t have its own Nuremberg? translation: fb.com/SayNOtocommunismThe Nazis were trialed during the Nuremberg Trials, while communism, the most criminal system in the history of human kind still remains with impunity. Who is to be blamed? The Soviets? The Americans? Or maybe Western media and universities, dominated by leftist thinking? Prof. Andrzej Nowak replies to these and other questions.The efforts of realising the communist ideology ended up with annihilation of at least 100 million people/IstockphotoTony Judt, an American historian and a disappointed intellectual who died short time ago noticed in his last book (which was written as conversations run...
  • From Russia with Euphemisms

    02/14/2014 2:51:49 PM PST · by cornelis · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hannah Arendt coined the term “the banality of evil” to describe the galling normalcy of Nazi mass-murderer Adolf Eichmann. Covering his trial in Jerusalem, she described Eichmann as less a cartoonish villain than a dull, remorseless, paper-pushing functionary just “doing his job.” The phrase “banality of evil” was instantly controversial, largely because it was misunderstood. Arendt was not trying to minimize Nazism’s evil but to capture its enormity. The staggering moral horror of the Holocaust was that it made complicity “normal.” Liquidating the Jews was not just the stuff of mobs and demagogues but of bureaucracies and bureaucrats. Now consider...
  • Russian Lawmaker: ‘Jews Destroyed Russia’

    02/13/2014 4:40:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2014, 12:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    A Russian Member of Parliament (MP) burst out in an anti-Semitic tirade last Thursday, attacking other Russian lawmakers as “Jews” responsible for the 1917 Communist revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Oleg Bolychev, an MP from the ruling United Russia party, called his opponents “Jews, mired in opposition,” during a debate at the regional parliament in Kaliningrad, reports AFP. “At the start of the 1990s, foreign spies were infiltrated into our government who oversaw the destruction of our state,” claimed Bolychev. “You destroyed our country in 1917 and you destroyed our country in 1991.” …
  • 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...
  • Putin Preaches Godliness to America

    02/01/2014 2:18:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1,2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    That's why it's pretty chilling to hear Vladimir Putin hurling accusations at the West and pointing out that what's going on is identical to what went on when communism was established and religion was completely expunged from the Soviet Union. Between 1917 and 1937, almost a quarter of a million Christians were executed, and churches that survived destruction were converted into things like museums of atheism. Russian President Putin, who hasn't been shy about expressing his disapproval of homosexuality and has banned what he defined as "homosexual propaganda," had this to say: Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their...
  • 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...
  • On the Soviet Church

    12/28/2013 9:38:54 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    Ivan Ilyin
    On the Soviet ChurchIvan Ilyin(unidentified excerpt, noticed here) ... Some went to martyrdom. Others fled into exile or underground - the forests and ravines. Others went underground – the underground of the personal soul: they learned silent, unobtrusive externally, secret prayer, the prayer of the intimate fire. But there were - the fourth. These decided to say to the Bolsheviks: "Yes, we are with you," and not just to say, but actually to act and to speak, and to affirm by their acts; to help them and to serve their cause, to fulfill all their requirements, to lie with them,...
  • 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.” …
  • Filling Academic Memory Holes

    11/22/2013 7:36:37 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 22, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Compare your memory of deaths and imprisonment under communism with that of academics. Here’s why we keep going: to rescue history from the memory hole academia has created. “The number of people in American jails and prisons has risen fivefold over the past 40 years,” Marc Parry writes in The Chronicle Review. “There are now roughly six million people under criminal-justice supervision.” “In modern history, only the forced labor camps of the former U.S.S.R. under Stalin approached these levels of penal confinement,” Alice Goffmann, a sociologist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison claims. “From 1929 until Stalin’s death in...
  • A day that should live in infamy

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

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ON LINE ^ | 11/9/2013 | ALEC TORRES
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, there’s no denying the Soviet atrocity. By Alec Torres NRO 11/9/2013 ‘We went to a field. We had nothing to eat. Everything was taken from us. So my mother decided we would go to the field, find some half-frozen potatoes, some kind of vegetables, to make a soup. At that time the Soviet Union was teaching people to report on each other, to spy on each other. Somebody saw that we came with some vegetables, half-frozen, and they arrested my mother. That was the last time I saw her.” So Eugenia...
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let´s remind them of the millions who died

    11/01/2013 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/1/13 | Tim Stanley
    I can´t quite believe that I´ve just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall--when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. [Snip] Sixty-five million were murdered in China--starved, hounded to suicide, shot as class traitors. Twenty million in the USSR, 2 million in North Korea, 1.7 million in Africa. The nightmare of Cambodia (2 million dead) is especially vivid.
  • TODAY IN HISTORY: JFK AND THE COUP IN VIETNAM NOVEMBER 1 AND 2, 1963

    11/01/2013 4:56:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    11/1/2013 | Self
    CHET HUNTLEY: In respect to our difficulties in South Vietnam. could it be that our government tends occasionally to get locked into a policy or attitude and then finds it difficult to alter or shift that policy? PRESIDENT KENNEDY: Yes, that's true. I think in the case of South Vietnam, we've been dealing with a government which is in control, has been in control for ten years. In addition, we have felt for the last two years that the struggle against the Communists was going better however since June however the difficulties with the Bhuddists, we've been concerned about a...
  • Five Ways Lenin's Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    10/24/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Oct 2013 | Monica Showalter
    'The success of a revolution," V.I. Lenin declared at the first all-Russian conference of working women in 1918, "depends on how much women take part in it." And based on his writings, there was little doubt he believed this. Problem was, most Russian women weren't interested. Unlike what was going on elsewhere in Europe, where the suffrage movement was under way and the Industrial Revolution had drawn many women into the workforce, industry in Russia was in its infancy and the female population was mostly rural and illiterate. The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the...
  • Agitated for bringing children to church

    10/19/2013 10:57:49 AM PDT · by annalex · 20 replies
    October 9 1937 | NKVD
    Agitated for bringing children to church Form 896 EXCERPT FROM PROTOCOL Of the session of the Troika attached to the Administration of NKVD (People’s Commissariat of the Internal Affairs) of the USSR on MO (Moscow Oblast) from October 9 1937. HEARD: 96. Case No. 7329 on the accused ORLOV Alexandr Vassilievich, born 1883 MO (Moscow Oblast) Malino District, Khonyatino township, priest. In 1932 convicted by the troika of PP OGPU MO on article 58/10 and II Criminal Code to 3 years. Served the term in Correctioinal-Labor Camp. Accused in conducting C/R (counter-revolutionary) agitation against the Soviet power and VKP/b/ (All-Russia...
  • The French Air Force In 1940: Was It Defeated by the Luftwaffe or by Politics?

    10/01/2013 10:15:48 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 22 replies
    Air University Review ^ | October 1985 | Lieutenant Colonel Faris R. Kirkland
    DURING the Battle of France in May-June 1940, French Army commanders complained that German aircraft attacked their troops without interference by the French Air Force. French generals and statesmen begged the British to send more Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter squadrons to France. Reporters on the scene confirmed the German domination of the skies, and the overwhelming numerical superiority of the Luftwaffe came to be accepted as one of the principal causes of the French collapse.1 The air force was a convenient scapegoat for the French Army generals who dominated the Vichy regime that ruled France under the Germans. By...
  • 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...
  • In Defense of Diana West

    09/14/2013 10:30:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | M. Stanton Evans
    Out of the public eye and far from the daily headlines, a fierce verbal battle is currently being waged about the course of American policy in the long death struggle with Moscow that we call the Cold War. At ground zero of this new dispute is author Diana West, whose recent book, American Betrayal (St. Martin's), is a hard- hitting critique of the strategy toward the Soviet Union pursued in the 1940s by President Franklin Roosevelt, his top assistant Harry Hopkins, and various of their colleagues. Ms. West in particular stresses the infiltration of the government of that era by...
  • Hitler's ghost was roaming about Europe until 1970

    04/25/2006 3:10:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies · 1,829+ views
    Pravda ^ | May 7, 2005 | Alisa Argunova
    Hitler's ghost was roaming about Europe until 1970 Posted on Saturday, May 07 @ 18:08:37 CDT His mortal remains were reburied 8 times and eventually destroyed by fire Adolf Hitler put down his own funeral arrangements back in 1938 as he dreamt of the world domination and his worldwide glory. He wished to be laid to rest in the city of Lintz, in a giant burial vault of the National Socialist Party. A golden sepulcher decorated with gems from the Ural Mountains should have been installed in the center of the vault. A badly charred corpse of Hitler was found...
  • The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

    09/12/2013 6:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Exactly 30 years ago, when early warning systems indicated the Soviet Union was under nuclear attack by the United States, air defence officer Stanislav Petrov went by gut instinct and decided the alarm was false. It was a decision that saved the human race – and ended his career. Place: Serpukhov-15, a ballistic missile early warning command and control post south of Moscow. Time: Just after midnight, September 26, 1983. Officers of the elite Soviet Air Defence Force are about to begin their night shift at the top secret installation. Their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, 44, pushes back in...
  • NSA evidence may be key to Hammarskjöld mystery

    09/09/2013 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 11:36 AM EDT | Raphael Satter
    America’s National Security Agency may hold crucial evidence about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War—the cause of the 1961 plane crash which killed United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, a commission which reviewed the case said Monday. Widely considered the U.N.’s most effective chief, Hammarskjöld died as he was attempting to bring peace to the newly independent Congo. The crash of his DC-6 aircraft in the forest near Ndola Airport in modern-day Zambia has bred a rash of conspiracy theories, many centering on some startling inconsistencies. …
  • The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal

    08/31/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | August 31, 2013 | Thom Patterson
    (CNN) -- The idea that Soviet fighter jets would shoot down a Boeing 747 airliner seems shockingly unbelievable. Two-hundred sixty-nine innocent people died in a largely forgotten Cold War attack that took place exactly 30 years ago this weekend. On a sultry August night in 1983 at New York's JFK airport, Alice Ephraimson-Abt, a brilliant, 23-year-old, blue-eyed blonde, was about to board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 for Seoul, South Korea, halfway around the world. For one last time, she held her father, New Jersey businessman Hans Ephraimson-Abt, before saying goodbye. "There were hugs and I-love-yous," her father, now 91,...
  • Azerbaijan intends to purchase $3 billion modern weapons and military vehicles from South Korea

    08/28/2013 7:44:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    APA, Azerbaijan ^ | 26 August 2013
    Azerbaijan intends to purchase $3 billion modern weapons and military vehicles from South Korea Baku. Viktoria Dementyeva-APA. Azerbaijan intends to purchase modern weapons from South Korea, said a source in the South Korean parliament, APA reports quoting Hankook Ilbo publication. According to the source, the intention to purchase modern military vehicles was expressed during the visit of South Korean parliamentary delegation to Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani side has expressed wish to purchase from South Korea two submarine boats, mine vessel, transport ship, T-50 training planes, K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle, drones worth $3 billion. These proposals have been given to the government...
  • MfD: Communist secret service agent accused after 60 years

    08/20/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    Prague, Aug 19 (CTK) - The police have accused the organiser of the Communist secret service StB plot called Kamen (Stone) aimed to catch people trying to escape from then Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes Monday. If convicted, the man, aged 92, who lives in Prague, may be sentenced up to 10 years in prison, MfD writes. Shortly after the 1948 Communist coup, the StB started catching the escapees in a trap under the cover name Kamen, it adds. A false border was established in order to make them believe that they could forget...
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDR’s top officials, the Treasury Department’s Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting “ultimatum” language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqué sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesn’t live in infamy – at least not yet. ... “A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...
  • Ukraine Deeply Divided over World War II Legacy

    08/03/2013 10:55:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    AP via Real Clear History ^ | 08/01/2013 | staff
    Ukrainians dressed in Nazi SS uniform trudge through trenches and fire model rifles in a reconstruction of a key battle against the Soviets during World War II. An Orthodox priest leads a ceremony for fallen soldiers of the Nazi unit, sprinkling his blessing over several men sporting swastikas who lower a coffin in a ritual reburial. -snip- More than 20 years since gaining independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine remains painfully divided over the legacy of World War II and the actions of Ukrainian nationalist fighters, who are honored as heroes by some and condemned as traitors by others. Some...
  • DOJ solicits email tips in Zimmerman civil rights probe

    07/16/2013 2:00:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 112 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/16/2013 | Scott Powers
    The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said. The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined...
  • Spengler: Dismiss the Egyptian People and Elect a New One

    07/05/2013 8:58:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/05/2013 | Spengler
    As Communist writer Bertolt Brecht offered after East German workers rose against their Moscow-backed masters in 1953, perhaps the Egyptian government should dismiss the people and elect a new one. Don’t laugh. Mexico did this after the debt crisis of the early 1980s: it dismissed the fifth of its population that moved to the United States. China has dismissed its rural population and recreated a new urban population, by 2020 shifting the equivalent of twice the American population from countryside to city. Egypt’s problem is that it has no practical way of acting on Brecht’s advice. The Egyptian people are...
  • Ivan Ilyin, "The idea of Kornilov"

    06/22/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT · by annalex · 18 replies
    Russian Liberation Movement blog | June 17, 1925 | Ivan Ilyin
    From a speech in Prague, Berlin and Paris. First published in the Paris newspaper "Возрождение (Vozrozhdenie, Revival)", № 15 dated June 17, 1925. *** Today we turn our thoughts to the Russian national hero Lavr (Laurel) Georgiyevich Kornilov. While people are alive and as long as they believe in God, so long out of their midst heroes will arise to lift and carry on himself the burden of their lives. And as long as the nation is alive, which gave birth to such a hero, as long as it is alive and bearing in its heart the faith in God,...