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  • A Bloody 100th Birthday for the Russian Revolution

    10/19/2017 9:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Stream ^ | 10-19-17 | John Zmirak
    On November 7 the world will mark a grim anniversary: One hundred years since the small but devout faction of Marxists called the Bolsheviks lost a popular election. It was the last one Russia would see for 70 years. Instead of accepting the people’s will, the Bolsheviks overthrew that country’s fledgling provisional government. That revolution unleashed a nightmare: a vicious civil war, the mass killing of clergy and religious believers, the slaughter of businessmen and landlords, and the building of concentration camps, 20 years before Hitler. In a single day, the Bolsheviks were known to boast, they killed more dissidents...
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nations classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, genocide, and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of hate, the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of diversity and the rhetoric of inclusion. But what many of its foot...
  • Looting Russia's Free Market

    08/16/2002 7:13:59 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 14 replies · 393+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | August 12, 2002 | Kelly Patricia O'Meara
    Americans are becoming only too aware of the financial tricks and deceit in which some of the nation's largest and most respected corporations engaged during the Clinton administration to pump up stock prices with fraudulently inflated profits. When the huge bubble no longer could be sustained the men and women at the top would bail out of their stock and pocket millions, leaving pensioners and other investors holding an empty bag. To market insiders these are known as "pump and dumps." While federal investigators are looking into the corporate malfeasance at Enron, WorldCom, Qwest Communications, AOL Time Warner and...
  • Italy Knew of Agcas Plans to Assassinate Pope

    01/30/2006 5:37:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Zaman ^ | 01.20.06 | Erkan Acar
    It has been revealed that Turkey informed Italian officials about Mehmet Ali Agca's plan to assassinate Pope II Jean Paul one year before the incident.Turkish Interpol warned member countries by issuing a red bulletin after Agca escaped from prison in 1979 where he was sentenced to life for murdering Abdi Ipekci, editor of the moderate left-wing newspaper Milliyet; however, the countries did not pay much heed to "the red bulletin" at first. After Agca's assassination attempt, Interpols Secretariat General thanked the Turkish Security Directorate and held Turkey as an example for other countries.Retired Security Director Selahattin Gultepe who worked at...
  • Vatican accepts attacker's release

    01/08/2006 2:20:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 January 2006
    THE Vatican said today it accepted the decision by a Turkish court to release Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill the late pope John Paul II in 1981. "With legal issues, the Holy See leaves it up to the courts with competence in these areas," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said. He said the Vatican had only learned of the court's decision from press agencies and had not been given prior notice. Agca, 48, is expected to be released between Tuesday and Sunday, Turkish officials told the Anatolia news agency. He was a 23-year-old far-right militant on the...
  • John Paul II's assailant freed

    01/12/2006 3:18:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006 | Burak Akinci
    MEHMET Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill pope John Paul II in 1981, was freed yesterday after almost 25 years behind bars, but may soon return to jail amid legal confusion over his early release. Less than six hours after Agca walked out of the high-security Kartal prison on Istanbul's Asian shore, Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said he would order a review of the case as a debate raged among jurists over whether his release was legally sound. Mr Cicek hinted that the 48-year-old Agca, who served 19 years in Italy for shooting and seriously wounding the pope...
  • Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II

    01/18/2010 7:09:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 295+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 01/18/10 | Richard Owen
    January 18, 2010 Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II Richard Owen The Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago is to be released from prison today Monday and has raised hopes that he will finally shed light on whether the assassination attempt was a KGB plot. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, said last week that he would answer all questions about the murder attempt after his release. When he was arrested minutes after the attack on St Peters Square on May 13, 1981, he claimed that...
  • Russia's Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?

    08/18/2017 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    At the tail end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a number of unique aircraft carriers. Known as the Kiev class, the carriers were the Soviets initial foray into the world of fixed wing naval aviation, and the only Soviet carriers to become fully operational. The story of the Kiev carriers is also the story of a land power forging a path to become a naval power, seeking to realize a fleet that could challenge the mighty U.S. Navy. The Kiev-class aircraft carriers had their origins in the tenure of Admiral Sergei Gorshkov. Appointed by Nikita Khrushchev to...
  • Why Soviet monuments should be protected (2014 article)

    08/15/2017 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 29, 2014 | by Agata Pyzik
    Few reminders of Soviet rule are quite as powerful as the towering statues of Vladimir Lenin that, even now, keep watch over the region. And with fears that Russia is once again in the mood for expansion, its no surprise that these monuments to the Soviet legacy are under attack. Crowds cheered as Ukrainian nationalists tore down a statue of Lenin in the centre of Ukraines second-largest city, Kharkiv, yesterday with the support of local officials. These acts show that memories of Soviet aggression are just as raw today as they were when the USSR fell. But is this...
  • Russians mark Putins 18th year in power by reprising Brezhnev-style anecdotes

    08/11/2017 5:37:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 2017/08/10
    Eighteen years ago, Vladimir Putin was named Russian prime minister putting him on course to become the ruler of Russia under various titles ever since. Those born on August 9, 1999, who became legally adults today have never lived under any other leader. In the intervening period, Putin has won enormous authority not only among those who have known no other ruler but also among their elders, but he has also suffered the fate of previous Moscow rulers who remained in office a long time: he and his regime have become the subject of Russian anecdotes that resemble those Soviets...
  • The MiG-23: Russia's Worst Fighter Jet Ever?

    08/07/2017 8:08:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 7, 2017 | Michael Peck
    In the 1980s, the U.S. Air Force's secret 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron evaluated a collection of captured or donated Soviet aircraft to determine their strengths and weaknesses. On the whole, the expert test pilots were fond of the light, nimble and simple MiG-21. But not its successor. The MiG-23 was a nightmare, maintenance was a nightmare. The guys hated flying it, recalled a former 4477th squadron commander. The MiG-23 was the 1970s fighter that the West loved to mock as junk. What could one expect from an aircraft that NATO gave the sadomasochistic name of Flogger? With this year...
  • Putin slashing number of US diplomats in Russia by 755 people

    07/30/2017 12:19:26 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 81 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the U.S. must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455. Putin said Sunday that the cut will make the size of the U.S. diplomatic mission in his country equal to that of Russia's diplomatic corps in the U.S. "The personnel of the U.S. diplomatic missions in Russia will be cut by 755 people and will now equal the number of the Russian diplomatic personnel in the United States, 455 people on each side," Putin said in an interview...
  • The USSRs Air-Dropped Fighting Vehicles Tore Through Cold War Conflicts

    07/20/2017 9:24:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 20, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    Since the 1970s, the Russian military has possessed a diverse fleet of armored vehicles it can drop out of airplanes with parachutes, of course. The BMD family of infantry fighting vehicles is armed to the teeth with autocannons, machine guns and anti-tank missiles. And despite being very much a product of the Cold War, the little fighting vehicles have continued to see combat and the new BMD-4 variant is even packing a 100-millimeter gun. How did an airborne assault tank even come about? Following World War II, the Soviet Union expanded its elite air landing forces a...
  • Stalin is named 'the most outstanding person' in history pushing Putin into second place...

    06/26/2017 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | By Gareth Davies
    Soviet leader Josef Stalin has been named the most outstanding person in history in a Russian poll despite executing more than a million people in political purges. The survey by the Levada Center in Moscow released Monday showed 38 percent of those two took part chose Stalin. (...)
  • Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans

    06/24/2017 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/23/2017 | Kevin Ponniah
    Yuri Drozdov once said it could take up to seven years to train an "illegal", the Soviet spies planted abroad under false or assumed identities, sometimes for decades. As former chief of the KGB intelligence agency's Directorate S, which managed the illegals programme, Drozdov knew more than most about what it took to prepare someone for the task. He had to train Soviet agents to talk, think and act, even subconsciously, like the regular American, Brit, German or Frenchman they would become from the moment they touched down on foreign soil. ---SNIP--- Yuri Drozdov, then a young KGB agent based...
  • Rhode Island psychiatrist exposed as an anti-American communist abuser

    06/24/2017 11:58:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Dr. Gabor Keitner, Ivy league Graduate of Psychiatry certified from several top universities in Canada and the United States including McMaster University of Canada. Gabor's specialty is Family therapy, clinical depression geriatric psychiatry and Autistic spectrum disorders. He is also a researcher at Brown University in Rhode Island. Keitner, who immigrated with his family to Montreal from Hungary in 1956, which was then a soviet republic was and still is a committed devotee to Communism and the principal teachings of Karl Marx. Although his family were refugees who fled communism during the rebellion in Budapest, there was enough...
  • George Earle Paid a Price for Being the Messenger

    04/18/2017 3:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    MainLine Today ^ | Mark E. Dixon
    The Lower Merion resident gave President Roosevelt some unpleasant news on the Soviet massacre.Gov. George H. Earle (wearing the spotlight cap) with striking coal miners in 1937 Most people who work for the president of the United States know not to bring him news he doesnt want to hear. But some just cant help themselvesand so they suffer the consequences. Take George H. Earle III of Lower Merion, who, in 1944, passed on to Franklin Roosevelt some unpleasant facts about the Soviet Unions massacre of an estimated 22,000 Polish army officers in 1940. The Soviets had blamed the atrocity...
  • How Lenins Bolsheviks Brought Communism to Russia

    04/10/2017 3:45:06 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Leo Timm
    All throughout 1917, the toils of war and cascading revolutionary activity overturned the Russian Czarist government and established the left-leaning but democratically principled Provisional Government. The new authorities made preparations to hold elections. For the many political philosophies and groups then existing in Russian intelligentsia, it was an exciting prospect. In March 1917, Czar Nicholas II was deposed and forced to abdicate following major bloodshed in St. Petersburg, then the capital of the Russian Empire. But the vast nation, containing many different cultures and races across about 20 percent of the worlds land area, had never been a democracy and...
  • A Soviet Fighter Planes Tragic Error Brought Us Google Maps

    04/09/2017 9:12:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 9, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The April 1978 shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 902 by a Soviet Su-15 fighter planewhich killed two passengers but spared 107 othersdistressed the Soviet air force, not because it had shot down a civilian airliner, but rather that it had gotten so far into Soviet airspace before being intercepted. Five years later, a second encounter between Su-15s and a Korean airliner would result in far heavier loss of life. On Aug. 30, 1983, KAL Flight 007 departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, bound for Seoul with 269 crew and passengers aboard. The 747 airliner made...
  • Rahm Emanuel Wants to Withhold Diplomas Until He's Seen Your 'Plans'

    04/07/2017 1:07:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Rahm Emanuel needs a few things about America explained to him. For example, "Mayor" is not synonymous with "Dad." And being coerced into doing what the government wants you to do with your life is not so compatible with liberty: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a new policy that won't allow students to graduate from high school unless they present a plan to the government on what their post-graduation plans are. The proposal would require students to prove that they're entering some sort of educational or vocational program after graduation; a job offer or entering the military would also...